released August 23, 2019
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Continuing their interest in experimenting with the post-punk song, No Sister's upcoming EP is an acknowledgement of an elemental, unavoidable creative facet: influence. Threading various literary, musical and aesthetic influences that range from Sheila Heti, Ruth O'Leary, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Prince, No Sister's new EP expands their post-punk sound to include influences from both sides of the Atlantic (and Pacific).
The EP is further propelled by No Sister's first (2016) and second albums (2017), and builds upon their idiosyncratic sound which has seen them support The Scientists, Tropical Fuck Storm, Cable Ties, Downtown Boys and more. Having received great praise surrounding its release, 'Influence' has seen No Sister named as FBi Radio's Independent Artist of the Week and 4ZZZ's Album of the Week.
- - - Praise for 'Influence' - - -
"Building on the shoulders of giants. This is a billowing, bruised beauty – isolation and solace and the echo of late night footsteps receding. So fine."
- Everett True, How NOT to write about music
"I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it..."
- Karen Leng, Curated, Double J
"Ominous in its delivery, the opening lyrical fragments of No Sister’s ‘Burning News’ sets a discernible tone of discomfort. Uttered against a sonic backdrop of smouldering and skewed guitar crank and desolate, plodding percussion, the song is an unhurried manifestation of tension – a song carrying a sense of palpable stress."
- James Frostick, Weirdo Wasteland
"After listening to ‘My New Career’ and watching its self-directed vid, it’s clear that No Sister is a band who know themselves. Their intent and their command over their craft is obvious and it’s magnetic."
- FBi Radio, Independent Artist of the Week
"My New Career unites pacing guitar rhythms and percussive palettes... the group truly introduce themselves as a band worth exploring."
- Hayden Davies, Pilerats
"...A collection of unsettling post-punk that perfectly acknowledges its drawing cards, while still sounding equally distinctive."
- James Lynch, Trouble Juice
"This is a pretty hypnotizing new lo/fi wave reverie with a repetitive, metallic resonating riff that instantly infiltrates your inner stereo system and goes on like forever. Both magnetic and enigmatic."
- Turn Up The Volume
- - - EP Notes - - -
Recorded by John Lee & Pat Telfer at Phaedra Studios, 2018/2019
Mixed by Mino Peric
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio
Mino Peric - vocals, guitars, fretless bass, drums, synth, percussion
Tiarney Miekus - vocals, guitars
Gemma Helms - fretless bass
Murray Coggan - drums, percussion
Cover design by Lisa Radford and Masato Takasaka
Liner notes designed by Lana Jones
Photo by Kalindy Williams
In loving memory of Peter McDowell
'Pacific' initially written with Josh Watson