‘Golden’ is the new single by Grandmas House and it’s a taste of their eponymous EP coming out on 15 October (also going to be available on limited edition gold vinyl). The song is about “…the government and other big powerful organizations ruling the show and getting richer from each other, whilst literally destroying the world” and the video juxtaposes this message of political and corporate greed/oppression against the opulence of red velvet and satin white sets and clothes and features the band indulging in an excess of food and drink as well as staring down the camera lens and into our mortal souls.

I’ve written before about bands with three members and how there’s nowhere to hide; everyone is integral to the overall sound and Grandmas House bring the power of three by the lorryload. The song starts with a catnip guitar riff with bass and drums joining in, low-slung and gritty. There’s gravel in Yasmin’s vocal delivery which crackles with urgency and gravitas. The song is steeped in menace; it speeds up, there’s a key change, background howls, splashy cymbals, and fuzz. What’s not to love about this track? I don’t want to wish Autumn on us just yet but it would be worth it to hear the forthcoming EP.

Grandmas House are Yasmin Berndt (vocals, guitar), Poppy Dodgson (vocals, drums) and Zoë Zinsmeister (bass)

Grandmas House socials: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Grandmas House are on tour:

Aug 13th | Bristol, UK – Thunderbolt (headline)

Aug 14th | Cardiff, UK – The Globe (supporting The Blinders)

Aug 15th | Leicester, UK – O2 Academy 2 (supporting The Blinders)

Aug 17th | Reading, UK – Sub89 (supporting The Blinders)

Aug 18th | Hull, UK – The Social (supporting The Blinders)

Aug 25th | Bristol, UK – Louisiana (supporting Katy J Pearson)

Aug 26th | Bristol, UK – Louisiana (supporting Katy J Pearson)

Aug 27th | London, UK – Moth Club (supporting Katy J Pearson)

Aug 29th | Bedford, UK – Bedford Esquires

Sep 1st | Winchester, UK – The Railway (Revive Live)

​Sep 2nd | Portsmouth, UK – The Edge of the Wedge (Revive Live)

Sep 3rd | Bristol, UK – Clifton Downs (IDLES on The Downs)

Sep 13th – Chelmsford, UK – Hot Box (Revive Live)

Sep 14th | Margate, UK – Elsewhere (Revive Live)

Sep 21st | Tunbridge Wells, UK – Forum Basement (Revive Live)

Sep 22nd | Gloucester, UK – The Dick Whittington (Revive Live)

Sep 25th | Bristol, UK – Dot To Dot Festival

Sep 26th | Nottingham, UK – Dot To Dot Festival

Oct 2nd | Glastonbury, UK – Glastonbury Calling

Oct 9th | Reading, UK – Are You Listening Festival

Oct 15th | Sheffield, UK – Yellow Arch

Oct 16th | Leeds, UK – Live at Leeds

Oct 17th | Norwich, UK – Wild Paths Festival

Oct 21st | Newcastle, UK – Little Buildings

Oct 22nd | Glasgow, UK – McChuills

Oct 23rd | Hull, UK – The Adelphi Club (supporting TV Priest)

Oct 29th | Liverpool, UK – Jacaranda

Oct 30th | Manchester, UK – YES (basement)

Nov 1 | Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds 2

Nov 2nd | Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert

Nov 3rd | London, UK – The Windmill Brixton

Nov 6th | Bristol, UK – Rough Trade


Jan 7th | Bognor Regis, UK – Rockaway Beach

Review by Paul F Cook

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