Get To Know... Sister Sister

Sister Sister are yet another export from the indie pop powerhouse that is Liverpool.

Latest release, (II) Wheel Riding, treads the line between groove fuelled guitar riffs, and chilled, laid back lyricism, a track that makes the perfect backdrop to a summer's evening.

Proving once again they are at the forefront of DIY guitar music, this four piece are very much ones to watch as we emerge from lockdown with live music finally on the horizon.

We caught up with the lads to chat social media, Guinness based riders and the pure volume that the Scouse indie scene has to offer.

Tell us a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been making music for?

We are a Liverpool based four piece making jangly bedroom guitar music. Controversially we are not sisters and all met at the local uni. 3 of us started jamming after a chance meeting in Aldi, after which bassist Phil Stevenson was brought in for his startling good looks and disturbingly big hands.

At what point in your life did you decide to make a career out of your music, and what influenced that decision?

We never actively decided. Being creative and making music was something we always enjoyed and so it’s spiralled from there. We just love the craft. For us music is a pleasure. If a career forms out of it then we are very lucky. 

What is the main source of influence for your songwriting?

Quite an eclectic mix to be honest. We’re all big record collectors and always on the lookout for weird, obscure shit. At the moment we’ve been heavy into the Zam Rock scene. Any sort of songwriting or sonics we find particularly compelling will probably worm it’s way into what we’re doing. Whether that’s some ambient house, country or post punk. Occasionally we are influenced by more specific sounds and vibes that certain artists create and other times conversations and films can actually form an influential part in the writing process.

What is something you’ve learned about yourself through making music?

Often we obsess over many details. We’ve learnt that it’s important to be patient but also know when to draw the line and just accept what we’ve created. 

What is something you wish you’d known when you first got into the music industry?

Investing in social media early. It’s something we probably didn’t take very seriously early on and still don’t that much really, but it will help broaden the scope of people who listen to your music or get involved in what you're doing.  Who are some of your favourite upcoming artists from the city you live in?

The boys in Samurai Kip are lovely and a tight as fuck band. The DSM IV is wonderful electro and post punk fusion that’s probably one of the best live bands in Liverpool right now. Other than that we’re digging the Delux Music Collective artists and Denio’s latest releases.

What would your dream tour & rider look like?

It’s got to be a European festival tour, playing some nice festivals in the summer getting about Europe that’s the dream. Support would be from a duo act of Dolly Parton and Death Grips. That’s what the world needs right now. Hard hitting ear assaults represented by a powerful woman.

Rider’s got to be Guinness anytime, any place, anywhere. Bang some magic stars in for Dan, Ramen for Max and some Pringles for Phil. Sorted. Alex has a worrying knack for surviving on Capri Sun.

If your music was to soundtrack any film or TV show, which would you choose?

Takeshi’s Castle.

What’s the bucket list goal for you as an artist?

Just keep making music and be happy doing so. To record a full length album and press it on vinyl, that would be nice.