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wo teenage girls from Norwich are taking over the entire world. We first

interviewed this mega talented duo back in 2014, and since then they’ve received a tonne of love from the NME, Radio 6 Music, Apple Music, Urban Outfitters and even been featured in the New Yorker. Teir debut album, I, Gemini has had rave reviews across the board and they’ve been busy doing in-store signings and held their launch party at Open. Tey’re off out on a UK tour later this year, and then heading across the pond for two shows in New York city, baby. But before all that, they’re about to wow the crowds at Latitude. I spoke to Rosa and Jenny about their inspirations, recording the album and their future careers in politics.

Have you managed to stay pretty normal in your everyday lives despite having experiences like being picked to be Radio 6 album of the Day? It’s great to see such a positive response but we’ve always made sure that we don’t let other people’s opinions affect how we work or live our lives too much. It seems from listening to your music that you have a huge range of inspirations musically, from Euro pop to indie folk. Who have you been listening to most over the last few months? Macintosh Plus, GFOTY, Tame Impala, Kanye, Cornelius, Destiny’s Child, Steely Dan, Air, Hampton Te Hamster, Portishead, Baths, Underworld, Kendrick Lamar, Incognito. If someone asked you to explain what you’re all about, which LEG song would you play them? We’d play them our new Witchhouse Chant and put a spell on them. You’ve done some in-store signings recently – how’s the response been? We had a lot of kids come in Bristol, like, under 8’s, saying that they’d brought their parents, so I don’t know how that quite worked. Tey all bought vinyls. It’s nice that we have a wide audience! How come you decided to end the album with a cheeky ukulele version of Deep Six Textbook? It’s the sort of thing people expected us to come out with, with us being girls and teenagers and all that, so we thought we’d give it to them at the end to make them feel more secure. I imagine in some ways it’s easier for you to record in a studio than play live, as you don’t have to keep running between the different instruments you play. Did you learn a lot when you were recording about the process? Playing live is more restricted in terms

of what we can physically play but we enjoy the challenge of it and how it allows us to use movement as well. Recording was definitely completely new and exciting for us and opened up more ways for us to write music. What’s your process for writing together, and do you have some songs up your sleeves? It depends on the song. We had a different writing process for each song, to make sure the album didn’t turn out too samey. It’s sometimes easy for band members to sometimes get competitive, but with us often the bits we play and sing live are written by the other person. We’ve got a few things up our long, witchy sleeves... Have you had time to rehearse and play together recently or has it been too busy? We wrote an acapella song sitting in Norwich station the other night as it was empty and there was a good echo. Can you tell me about the design of the front cover of your album I, Gemini? We design all of our artwork ourselves having a visual element is important for us as we both see strong images when write our music. You played the Inbetweeners Stage at Latitude last year – this year you’ve gone up a step to the Sunrise Arena. Are you going to the whole weekend and who are you hoping to catch yourselves? Yes, we’re camping for the weekend! We’re looking forward to Grimes, Christine and the Queens, MO, Kiran Leonard, Sophie, Pixx, Loyle Carner and Gold Panda. What’s the plan for the rest of this year and next? We want to become the next Prime Ministers so Boris doesn’t.

Lizz Page

Let’s Eat Grandma play the Sunrise Arena at Latitude Festival on Friday 15th July. Tickets and more info are available from

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