Hiya, hows things? What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

“We both grew up surrounded by music and lots of talented and creative people – so it always has and always will be a thing. Even better when we can make music together.” 

Introduce us to all the members and your musical history.

“It’s just the two of us actually – Em and Sis (a.k.a Liz). Em: the eldest, responsible, enthusiastic, the glue that holds the band together, and her lil sis: taller. We’ve been annoying our neighbours with impromptu concerts since we were kids. Now we just annoy a broader audience.”

Name your 3 favourite Albums?

“To be honest we both listen to drastically different music so this is like asking a mother to choose her favourite child, but we can give you some favourite artists! Em loves Paolo Nutini, Christina Aguilera, Corinne Bailey Rae and many more, and Liz is a big fan of Billie Eilish, Aminé, and angsty teen music – and she would die for ABBA.” 

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

“The alphabet song – an absolute banger.” 

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in. How do you feel you are doing?

“We haven’t been kicked off any stages so we’re gonna take that as a win so far.” 

I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?

“You know, it’s really disheartening to hear about women not feeling safe at music gigs. It’s supposed to be a space where everyone can come together, enjoy the music, and have a great time. To help It really needs to be a collective effort from everyone involved in the music industry. We need a culture of zero-tolerance for harassment, stronger security measures, and vigilant staff at events. Promoting diversity within the industry also helps create a safer, more inclusive environment. Ultimately, it’s about creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere where everyone can fully enjoy the music without any worries. It’s a collective effort that requires continuous awareness, education, and a commitment to change. We need to work together to make music gigs a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.”

As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?

“Mainly through word of mouth! We love community festivals also – they’re a great day out plus a cool way to share our music with people who appreciate hearing fresh stuff from local musicians. Plus relentless social media promotion.”

Tell us two truths and a lie about you.

“One of us used to be a UK chess champion, Emily can do a spot on impression of a walrus, and one of us has a phobia of pigeons.” 

What are your thoughts on Spotify’s monopoly on the music industry?

“We’re fine with it as long as they don’t start charging us per note.”

Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?

“The moon landing, duh.” 

Did you buy anything you don’t need during the pandemic?

“Ah the pandemic purchases! We definitely fell down this rabbit hole. Em went all fitness fanatic and bought a pull up bar to defy gravity and Liz bought her fella a pair of boxers with her face on it. Just because.” 

What was the worst experience on stage?

“That time when Emily forgot the lyrics and started singing a recipe for spaghetti bolognese. Just kidding. We did get heckled by a bunch of teenagers in a local gig which was a laugh, and we’ve had some interesting individual experiences (ahem, prom), but together we’ve always been pretty sound.” 

Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about.

“Em is a Green Party Councillor and has just become the youngest female mayor of Kettering, and Sis used to run a theatre company and has written and performed in several plays (some of which toured around the UK).”

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

“We stand out as a band by not taking ourselves too seriously – we’re there for a laugh, for the love of the music and to spend time together (sisters before misters). Also, people tend to think we’re super sweet and they’re often surprised when we come out with something raunchy or dark.” 

I hear you have a new song, what can you tell us about it.

“We’ve got a bunch of new tunes coming out, with plans to complete our EP by the end of the year. ‘World Away’ is an extremely heartfelt song that seems to resonate with listeners on a really emotional level. It took a while for Sis to be able to perform it without tearing up! Then, there’s ‘In the Sunshine’ which you can pre-save for summer on Spotify – just some feel-good fun you can sing your heart out to! And later in the year, we’ll be releasing ‘Sorry’, a funny little ditty about heartache and the mess that comes with a breakup. So quite a mix to listen out for!” 

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune.

“Our newest song, ‘World Away’ was inspired by our grandfather. Growing up, we heard countless stories about him facing tough times when he was taken from his family when he was 17 during the war, and some of them he never saw again. His resilience and determination in the face of adversity taught us the importance of cherishing our freedom – and our family. When he passed away, it was a really painful time for everyone, and writing this song helped to get Liz through that.”

What was the recording process like?

“It was emotional at times. And so beautiful to hear it all come together. But mostly it was just a real laugh. We always have a blast recording with Parlour Studios and we fit recording sessions in as often as we possibly can, but this one really was a treat.” 

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tune?

“To have a piano nearby! A lot of songs we write come together really quickly in a bout of creativity, and for this one Sis didn’t even have an instrument with her when the idea came, so she just scribbled down the lyrics in her notebook and recorded as much as she could in a voice note – before she forgot.“ 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

“Just the key, the tempo, the lyrics, and the melody?? Haha actually no this one is pretty raw and it’s one of our favourites. It may tug at your heartstrings but there’s a beauty to be found in sadness.”

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

“There’s nothing in life that compares to creating something. Poetry, art, a photo, a piece of woodwork or writing a program – it’s capturing a moment or a piece of inspiration. We all have moments that others need to hear, see, feel – you might not realise it until you share it. So capture your moments however you are inspired to – you never know what it might mean to you or someone else someday.”