Meet Animal Schoolbus, the grindcore band starring nine-year-old screamer Princess Beast

Animal Schoolbus
Animal Schoolbus (Image credit: Lawnmowerjetpack Records)

If you're looking for someone to headline Bloodstock Festival in about 2047, place your bets on Animal Schoolbus, current leading lights of the Connecticut elementary schoolgirl-fronted grindcore scene. 

Formed in 2014 when lead singer Princess Beast was just two years old, Animal Schoolbus claim to be inspired by "bedtimes, getting yelled at for climbing trees, and not being able to eat popsicles for dinner."

The band released their debut album the same year, with a CD release limited to just 50 copies ensuring that Going To Grammy's House became an instant collectors item. 

Featuring tracks like Mommy's Car Is Blue, Oreos My Favorite, September Is My Birthday and My Dog Got Fat, it was a bold statement of toddler fury, with Princess Beast venting her frustrations about being two years old and how unfair everything was.

Now Going To Grammy's House has been repackaged as Going To Grammy's House 2021. It features three new tracks: Everyone Had Mullets In The 80s, I Can Do One-Handed Cartwheels (listen below), and I Bet Taylor Swift Never Has To Clean Her Room, plus three tracks recorded live at Rise & Grind Fest 2019, whatever that was.

All the music on Going To Grammy's House 2021 was recorded by Connecticut one-man project Crawl Below a.k.a. Princess Beast's dad, while the album was mixed by Dave "Black Metal Dave" Kaminsky and mastered by former Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan Williams.

Going To Grammy's House 2021 is released on April 1 (please don't tell us the album is a joke - we've nearly finished writing this) and will be available as a digital download and as another limited edition of 50 CDs via Lawnmowerjetpack Records

Going to Grammy's House 2021 tracklist

1. Favorite Flavor Green
2. Mommy's Car Is Blue
3. Stuck In A Tree
4. I'm A Bear
5. Oreos My Favorite
6. Teddy Bear Picnic
7. Did A Good Job
8. My Dirty Feet
9. Fruit Snacks
10. GG Says No No No
11. A New Backpack
12. My Dog Got Fat
13. September Is My Birthday
14. Outro
15. Everyone Had Mullets In The 80s
16. I Can Do One-Handed Cartwheels
17. I Bet Taylor Swift Never Has To Clean Her Room
18. Favorite Flavor Green - Live at Rise & Grind Fest 2019
19. September Is My Birthday - Live at Rise & Grind Fest 2019
20. I'm A Bear - Live at Rise & Grind Fest 2019              

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.