A SONG hasn’t typified a generation in under two-minutes as confidently as SisterRay’s new track ‘Fast Food’ since fellow London rascals The Rakes released ’22 Grand Job’ in 2005.
Twelve-years on since The Rakes garnered that hit, and perhaps all that has developed is the speed in which we devour our money. Whether it be an incessant lust to become parents before A Levels results day or a ceaseless wish to become the world’s greatest football club yesterday, some just have can’t everything quickly enough.
But here, within indie quartet SisterRay, today’s conflicted society is dissected.
There’s a real raucous bite to Dan Connolly’s guitar that is damped by the gnarling temper of Niall Rowan’s vocals. It’s a real crossover between ‘Money and Celebrity’ era The Subways and Doves. The energy and barraging sounds of Rowan resentfully spitting that you have to “live with the times, or you get left behind” leaves as bitter a taste as eating a McDonalds after reading Eric Schlosser’s take on the state of that industry.
It promises to be the start of a convulsive new recording from SisterRay called ’15 Minutes’ – released on April 14 on Vallance Records. Drawing its inspiration from Andy Warhol’s famous “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, ‘Faaast Food’ goes some way in challenging it.
Hailed “butt-kickin’ new punk” by BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins and encapsulating a sound “like the golden age of 2000s UK indie” this time by Phil Taggart of Radio 1, 2017 promises to be a storming year for SisterRay.
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Words by Clive Hammond