Single release: 'Vitriol' by Sistertalk
Release date: Out now
Label: Family Portrait
More info: Band Facebook
Today, elusive North London art rock quintet Sistertalk have announced their highly-anticipated debut single, 'Vitriol'.
Formed by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Levy in 2017, the past 18 months have seen the band holed up producing and honing their recorded material. Despite having no music online, Sistertalk have quickly become one of the most talked-about new bands in London due to their incendiary live performances. Having sold-out multiple headline shows and played alongside the likes of Shame, Yowl, Kagoule, Crows, Metz, Whenyoung and Goat Girl, the band have earned plaudits from the likes of DIY, So Young, Dork, Fred Perry Subculture, Clash and more.
Variously described as something that "smashes early 80s electronica with powerful punk" (Dork) and as "taking cues from the psychedelic, post-punk and the experimental" (Clash), theirs is a sound that is hard to pin down. Entirely unique, expect howling brass, pulsating synths, and angular guitars - all fused together with a laser-like precision as sharp as their suits.
Speaking about the single, frontman Gabriel Levy says, "Before we started this band, I wanted to write something from the perspective of the jaded
performer – someone who’s tired of folded arms, half-empty rooms and mid-set walks to the bar. What that says about my relationship with music prior to this project is uncertain, but it ended up imagined as someone’s very public onstage tirade against an industry which isn’t even present to hear him babble. I didn’t anticipate that it would be the catalyst I needed to form Sistertalk."
Their debut single, 'Vitriol', was written, recorded and produced by the band themselves. Rather than follow the conventional path of releasing through a label, the band chose to continue this trend of self-sufficiency and release it themselves. Full of thwarted ambition and unconcealed contempt, it is an impassioned cry for all those who have played the game but couldn’t win.
'Vitriol' is due out 8th February 2019 via Family Portrait.
The band will also play a headline show at The Windmill, London on 13th March 2019 - Tickets available here.
“With one of the most immediately engaging live shows we’ve seen from a new band all year, they’ve planted themselves firmly in our sights” - DIY
“Electrifying performances have seen the band being tipped as one of the leaders of the next wave of exciting emerging bands” - So Young
“With no music out, but an endless list of unbelievable live sets…this is a reveal you need to see” - Dork
"Take neoclassical soundscapes and hammer them into a dark and angular portrait. Imagine a bitter artist, after a sleepless three-day bender, finally putting pen to paper." - Fred Perry Subculture
"Genre bending at its most excellent" - Clash
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