They’ve already cemented themselves as the sharpest looking group around, but rising London-based quintet Sistertalk are brilliant beyond the flawless suits they’re always wearing on stage. Scoring support slots for some of the top bands around at the moment - including last issue’s cover stars Shame, all time favourites Goat Girl, Yowl and many more - the group’s electrifying performances have seen the band being tipped as one of the leaders of the next wave of exciting emerging bands.
Combining cinematic soundscapes and drooling vocals to create their unique brand of biting power-pop, the five-piece tell melodic stories with a striking sense of darkness. Accompanied by a snarling lyricism and a deliciously deranged quality to their sound, although there’s not much to be heard online, what there is shows that something special is brewing with the five-piece, and their unapologetically confident sound is a clear glimpse into the heights they’re bound to achieve.
Watching the band live is a chance to experience the magic the way it’s meant to be. Often flanked by backing singers and a saxophonist - what more could you want, eh? - the group easily command any stage that they’re on and have been gaining a reputation as a compelling force to be reckoned with.
With ethereal guitars and a brooding quality that utterly hypnotises every listener, this year is certain to see Sistertalk establish themselves even more as one of the next great London bands. Time to suit up.
So Young Magazine Issue 16