EP: Sisteray – ‘Sisteray Said’
WORDS BY RUSSELL HOPE
It’s been a while since a band has been a London band, were Blur London? The Clash were. Hard-Fi tried to be. Sisteray are London and they want everyone to know. Their newest release, EP ‘Sisteray Said’ is the last serving from punks finest fledglings.
Pure melodic power punk through and through – particularly in track ‘Wannabes’ – this new offering is powdered mosh pit, just add sweat! The band have been linked to 90’s punk and indie with a swagger which Oasis made so clear on their rise. Combined with a punk backed by tribal floor toms and bass which is reminiscent of the Green Day ‘Dookie’ era.
Further down the track-listing, ‘Rumour Mill’ has all these traits and more; moody and preaching a future we don’t know of yet. If you like Reverend And The Makers and are all about that punk swagger, you’ll love this one. ‘Algorithm Prison’ is a every inch an aggressive nod to a broken social scene, all about the likes of Facebook and other social media capitalist movements. Step aside Zuckerberg because Sisteray are ready to fill cover any qualms about the social media movement! The punchy chords of the title track ‘Sisteray Said’ gives a tour of London and the Sisteray angle on the scene down there. This could quite easily replace ‘My Generation’ in THAT House Party scene on Quadraphenia. A soundtrack to a regional scene and a new generation of punks, giving the finger to what is right and what is wrong… because they said so!
The band are earning their stripes on the live circuit too with plenty of recommendations from the punk hardcore including John Robb and the Louder Than War crew.
The band are on a national tour. If they’re playing your town get out for it, they won’t be playing these small venues for long now!