Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are two 17 yr olds out of Norwich, England who perform as Lets Eat Grandma. There music is by turns quirky, dream-like, childish, enchanting. Their video performance of “Deep Six Textbook” for NME’s Basement Sessions gives an idea of their live presentation, while their official video for ” Eat Shiitake Mushrooms” is looks like something pulled from the vaults of MTV’s 120 Minutes. In the video for “Eat Shiitake Mushrooms”, the viewer follows the two girls as they adventure on bicycles into the woods. A really sharp-eyed viewer might spot that 1) the bikes are cheap crap and 2) one of the two bikes has the fork positioned backwards.
The backwards fork reminds me of the legendary Klein with backwards fork from the early days of Seinfeld. However, Jerry never really claimed to ride the bike, whereas in the LEG video one of the girls is actually riding the bike with the backwards fork. Maybe it’s my imagination, but I think she looks distinctly less happy riding than her counterpart.
I’m not really sure which of the girls has that bike. Walton and Hollingworth look enough alike to be sisters, and to be honest they’re kinda creepy to boot.