Sisters – ‘February’


It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from London-based, Irish trio Sisters.They were in Ireland for Hard Working Class Heroes before heading to New York for a string of shows at CMJ Festival, but in terms of new music however, there has been nothing since ‘Hush Hush‘ this time last year.

To coincide with their trip to New York, Sisters thankfully break their self-imposed vow of silence with the release of brand new single, ‘February’, available as a free download. It is another sweet (but not too sweet) and catchy three minutes of heavenly dream-pop with a grungy edge, as Bassist Aoife takes full charge of vocal duties with aplomb. Her sublime vocals soar above the fuzzed up distortion to leave us with another irresistible earworm of tune. A triumphant return to form from Sisters and hopefully they don’t leave us waiting another 12 months for some new material.

You can check ‘February’/video below and if you head on over to their SoundCloud page, you can grab a free download of their single right now.


CMJ Tour Dates:

Baby’s All Right 22/10/14

Standard Hotel 23/10/14

The Delancey 24/10/14

Irish Arts Centre 25/10/14

Coco 66 25/10/14


Sisters – ‘Hush Hush’


Originally from Limerick but now based in London, Sisters are the trio of Niall, Aoife and Andrew, who we’ve been castling a watchful gaze over since they first surfaced midway through last year.

Early demos from the trio set the standard and they’ve been in fine form ever since, repeatedly impressing with one fantastic jam after another. Saying all that, their brand new single ‘Hush Hush’, is on a whole other level. It’s three minutes of hypnotic, melodic and fuzzed up indie-rock. The combination of guitarist Niall’s rough vocals and rhythmic riffs with the silky, honeyed vocals of bassist Aoife just works ever so well. It swirls, it soars, and it drags you through a hypnotic and dreamy world where pummeling grungy riffs can be best friends the most heavenly of harmonies. ‘Hush Hush’ is a stunning way to sign off on 2013 and hopefully they continue this upward trajectory in the new year. 

‘Hush Hush’ is released 2 December via Just Off Pop Records. You can stream ‘Hush Hush’ below, or watch their DIY video with footage from their recent tour with Big Deal.

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(Video) Sisters – ‘Sun Walk’

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We dropped in on London based Sisters a few times last year as they drip fed us a fine selection of grungy musical treats.

The band’s latest jam ‘Sun Walk’ is no less impressive, in fact, this is the best they’ve sounded yet. Starting calmly ‘Sun Walk’ descends into a squall of noise that just hisses with angst and anger, with shrill rasps from vocalist Aoife adding to the frenzy and delivering a climatic high point. This trio are continuing to improve and impress at each turn and I’m looking forward to seeing where this can go, onward and upwards hopefully. 

You can catch Sisters live in Dublin when they support The Mighty Stef in Whelan’s on Friday, April 5th.

Sisters – ‘Shiny Things’

London based Sisters, featuring ex Vagabond Niall Burns, have teamed up with Strummerville to release their latest jam, ‘Shiny Things’.

Now a three-piece, ‘Shiny Things’ is anything but. It is a dark, down-beat, slow-burning, grungy number climaxing with a squall of screeching guitars. It is the perfect backdrop for the Irresistibly magnificent vocals to shine, consequently, the new addition to the mix is a fine one, which works very well indeed. 

Since introducing Sisters back in June, the band have been busy gigging around London town but it’s good to hear new material from them. Hopefully there’s an EP or an album in the pipeline, until then, there’s  ‘Shiny Things’ to enjoy. 

Introducing: Sisters

As one of my favourite bands in recent times, the disbanding of The Vagabonds was a bitter pill to take. With this in mind, it was nice to hear that one former vagabond, Niall Burns, is working on a material with new band Sisters

The previous predilection for punky sounds remains, especially with ‘Decay’, a chugging punky number with a grungier edge. Meanwhile ‘Burn Brighter’ is a much lighter and brighter affair, slipping and sliding between soft vocals and sweeter meandering guitars.

While these tracks are only demo’s for now, hopefully the lads will hit the studio soon. I’m looking forward to the results. 

Sisters – Decay

Sisters – Burn Brighter