Celebrating Independent Venues Week we bring you Sisteray who came together out of their shared love for bands such as The Smiths, Velvet Underground, The Clash and The Replacements.
This is proven in the upbeat melodies and lyrical observations of 21st century Britain, combined with high-octane live performances that have been key to making their live shows unmissable. They have recently built up their live audience through a series of #guerillagigs, using everything within their means to persuade promoters to let them have a first on slots at shows big and small, witnessed by Subculture describing: “The night began with Sisteray playing yet another spontaneous Camden show, their effortless guitar riffs and high energy proves that the boys are a force to be reckoned with”. Since their formation, Sisteray have been bringing their punk ethos to sold out venues up and down the country, performing pop-up guerrilla gigs, organising their own club night Welcome to the Monkey House where they book the bands, promote the gig and often DJ and have played roof raising sets at Camden Rocks, Tramlines, The Great Escape, Isle of Wight and Reading and Leeds festivals. The bands belief and passion in their music, as well as their strong political views has been seldom seen since the days of The Clash; with Dan recently asked to appear on primetime BBC News, ITV and The Independent to voice his views on the recent Syria debate. Word is beginning to spread in the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Fresh on the Net, Louder Than War, Artrocker, BBC 6 Music, Subculture, Gigslutz, Time Out and The Londonist.
20 Bank Plain/28 Castle Meadow, Norwich