Cwtch Trail, City Hall
5.15pm Friday 28th October
From the highest valleys and smoothest seas they rise!
Sheffield four-piece Sister Wives tell 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 recently re-released their long sold out debut EP Gweler Ein Gofid on 12” vinyl with additional remixes from Mandy, Indiana (Fire Talk), Ani Glass (Welsh Language Album of the Year winner) and Gnoomes (Rocket Recordings). Before that, the band released a split single with labelmates Tacsidermi, plus 2020’s Crags AA-single, and have their first full-length album coming later this year.
The notions of protection, ancient ritual and female power are of great interest to Sister Wives. They explain, “Many of our lyrics look into 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 Gwenno, Modern Nature, The International Teachers of Pop, Crack Cloud, The Eccentronic Research Council, Current Affairs, Kaputt, and Flasher, and get regular play on BBC 6Music (Lauren Laverne, Huw Stephens, Marc Riley, Radcliffe & Maconie, Cerys Matthews), Radio X, NTS, Soho Radio, BBC Wales and BBC Cymru.
They’ve recently played Green Man Festival, SWN Festival, Sensoria Festival and Launchpad Festival, with appearances at FOCUS Wales, Kendal Calling, Float Along Festival and more coming up.
Praise for Sister Wives:
Last year […] we saw excellent releases from Sister Wives, an industrial-laced quartet that explore spirituality and witchcraft in their musicNME
Heavy hauntological psychedelia… most assuredly excellentShindig! (Happening Right Now feature)