People love to complain about rainy days, but they're actually one of the last remaining excuses to retreat into your own little world. And for the moments when going outside is unavoidable? You should definitely splash around in clothes that are fun enough to offset a gray day. You're going to want a soundtrack, too: Queue up Let's Eat Grandma's chilling, nightmarish debut album I, Gemini to perfect the mood.
Here, meet the duo and see some of spring's best raincoats.
From Left: On Jenny: Camouflage Print Parka, $70, zara.com; Venus Dress by Pamplemousse, $495, insupportof.us; Jadon Boot, $170, drmartens.com; Twilight Garden Necklace, $225, venessaarizaga.com; Choker by Joanna Laura Constantine, joannalauraconstantine.com; On Rosa: Stockholm Raincoat in Light Sand, $295, stutterheim.com; Tech Weave Knit Top by ICB, icbnyc.com; Bomber Jacket and Cropped Pants by Use Unused, useunused.com; 1460 Mono Boots, $135, drmartens.com.
How do you describe your sound?
Rosa Walton: It's kind of experimental pop.
Jenny Hollingworth: We're not so much about defining our sound in terms of each album. We just like to develop and include music with different influences as we go along, so our sound might not stay the way it is.
"Just because people don't take you seriously doesn't mean that you don't have anything to offer. Sometimes it's just because they have really weird opinions." —Jenny Hollingworth
You wrote I, Gemini when you were 13 and it was just released last year, when you were 16 and 17. How was it to share something you made at that age?
Rosa: We mostly wrote the album during those two years when we were 13 and 14 and it took quite a long time to be released, so it feels like a very different time in our lives.
Jenny: People definitely don't realize that it's a reflection of us at a different point. They just take it at face value.
On Rosa: Transparent Raincoat, $70, zara,com; Sequined Stars Jacket, $70, zara.com; On Jenny: Camo Canyon Jacket by Cinq a Sept, $595, shopbop.com; Original Clear Smock, $230, hunterboots.com; Moon Dust Necklace, $225, venessaarizaga.com.
How did your album go from pen and paper to a finished product?
Jenny: We're interested in working out how different sounds go together, so there are a lot of instruments on the album for that reason. We like to try loads of things and see what works. We made each song individually, so they're all quite different. Each song was a different idea about a type of song we could make.
On Rosa: Longline Rain Mac in Metallic Silver, $76, asos.com; Cotton Jersey Top by ICB, icbnyc.com; Bobo Top, $88, unifclothing.com; Surrealism Jeans, $365, karenwalker.com; On Jenny: Apex Raincoat, $108, unifclothing.com; Illusion Sweater, $215, karenwalker.com; El Morro Grommet Dress by Collina Strada, $184, insupportof.us; Cosmic Love Necklace, $225, venessaarizaga.com; WM3 Crop Fringe Mazzy Jeans, $325, 3x1.us.
When you started writing the album, did you have any expectations or intentions to record it someday?
Rosa: Not at all, actually. That didn't cross our minds.
Jenny: I don't think we ever wanted to pursue it as much as we just wanted to write songs. Then people started taking interest in us from a career perspective. It sort of ended up happening by accident.
What's one major thing that you've learned since starting to play live shows?
Jenny: We've been touring with so many people who are really good at what they do, and it's really good to ask people questions who might know more about something than you do.
On Rosa: Longline Metallic Mac, $95, topshop.com; Cotton Jersey Top by ICB, icbnyc.com; Bobo Top, $88, unifclothing.com; Surrealism Jeans, $365, karenwalker.com; On Jenny: Over the Head Rain Trench in Vinyl, $68, asos.com; WM3 Crop Fringe Mazzy Jeans, $325, 3x1.us.
There's a huge creative movement coming from teenagers right now. Are there any other teens who you look toward right now?
Jenny: Declan McKenna is quite a good one. He writes a lot of really political music.
What advice would you give to someone who's frustrated about their work not being taken seriously because of their age?
Jenny: You just have to push through a phase where people are just going to not take you seriously. It does take a lot of time. Sometimes if we don't have an engineer with us, people won't do our sound properly and stuff. Just because people don't take you seriously doesn't mean that you don't have anything to offer. Sometimes it's just because they have really weird opinions.
What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Jenny: The classic thing would be to read.
"I think we're into less horror and more into looking at real life in a slightly less bright way."
What are some of your favorite books?
Jenny: I read quite a lot of nonfiction, actually. I like reading about different art forms and then trying to apply it to music. I read a book about game design recently and it had a different approach to creativity that I hadn't thought of before, so it was useful. Rosa's into psychology books.
Rosa: I've been reading books about lucid dreaming recently.
Have you mastered it?
Rosa: No, but I'm getting there. It takes quite a lot, but when you do it, it's great.
On Rosa: Transparent Raincoat, $70, zara,com; Sequined Stars Jacket, $70, zara.com; Surrealism Jeans, $365, karenwalker.com; 1460 Mono Boots, $135, drmartens.com; On Jenny: Camo Canyon Jacket by Cinq a Sept, $595, shopbop.com; Original Clear Smock, $230, hunterboots.com; Moon Dust Necklace, $225, venessaarizaga.com; WM3 Crop Fringe Mazzy Jeans, $325, 3x1.us; Jadon Boot, $170, drmartens.com.
Who are some musicians you're listening to at the moment?
Rosa: We've been on tour so we've just been listening to our own music as we've been playing it.
Jenny: A lot of Solange and stuff.
Rosa: I've been listening to a lot of Steely Dan and Talking Heads.
Your music feels like it should be soundtracking an indie horror film. Are you into horror as a genre?
Jenny: We're less into horror and more into looking at real life in a slightly less bright way and recognizing the dark aspects of it, which there are plenty of.
To find out more about Let's Eat Grandma and where to see them on tour, check out letseatgrandma.co.uk. And check out our Rainy Day playlist on Spotify by searching "wearesweet."
Hair by Corey Tuttle. Makeup by Jenny Kanavaros.