For those who have yet to sample the weird and wonderful sonic delights of Norwich’s Let’s Eat Grandma, get to it. In just over six weeks the psych-pop duo’s blend of pagan imagery and Grimm fairytale inspired sounds will be spreading like whooping-cough through the ‘Faraway Tree’, as debut album I, Gemini arrives.
Made up of ‘forever-friends’ Rosa Walton, 16 and Jenny Hollingworth, 17, the duo have just released ‘Rapunzel’, the latest track to be shared from their up-coming album. The track takes its inspiration from ‘original Grimm fairytales, as well as from the real life story of Genie, a girl who was abused by her father and kept in solitary confinement for the first 13 years of her life’.
With such bleak source material and an opening line of “My cat is dead, my father hit me”, playfully accompanied by a sparkling piano, this is as dark a presentation of a Jackanory story you’re ever likely to hear. You can listen the track below, or check out the equally haunting video for previous single ‘Deep Six Text Book’, here.
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