Sister Wives

From the highest valleys and smoothest seas they rise! Sheffield four-piece Sister Wives unified as one in 2018 to conceive wild tales that flit between Welsh and English language, sung over cavernous melodies and hypnotic beats. Their post-punk, prog-flecked psychedelia rumbles deep inside your soul and shames all those who deserve it.

Sister Wives have just signed to Welsh label, Libertino Records and release a split single with labelmates Tacsidermi, with an album coming later this year. This follows their debut EP, Gweler Ein Gofid (Do It Thissen Records) in 2019 which sold out within 5 minutes, and 2020’s AA-side single, Crags (Delicious Clam Records) released on 10″ vinyl, championed by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1/BBC 6Music), Marc Riley (BBC 6Music), Adam Walton (BBC Wales), Pete Paphides (Soho Radio), James Endeacott (Soho Radio), Shindig!, Gigwise, God Is In The TV, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.

“Crags” is a nod to local prehistoric gorge, Creswell Crags, where witches marks were discovered in 2019. The marks, also known as protective marks, were found around dark holes and crevices in the caves and are thought to have been used as part of rituals to warn off evil forces.

The notions of protection and ancient ritual are of great interest to Sister Wives. They explain, “Both “I Fyny Af / Rise” and “Crags” are about summoning the consciousness of the land in times of despair; calling upon the ancient gods that live in the rocks, woods, lakes, seas and trees, and exploring spiritual suspicions and witchcraft. We wanted to explore both sides: the fear of witches, and also defend these long vilified women.”

Sister Wives have previously been invited to support The International Teachers of Pop, Crack Cloud, The Eccentronic Research Council, Current Affairs, Kaputt, Flasher, and Porridge Radio, as well as featuring on Warp Records’ new music picks and getting regular play on BBC 6Music, BBC Wales and BBC Cymru. They’ve just played Green Man Festival, SWN Festival plus three performances at Sensoria Festival, playing live in response to the backdrop of artist Rafaël Rozendaal’s projections.

Thursday May 5th, 2022 10:15 pmThu @ Central Room 1
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