The totally unpredictable indie veterans of the Bergen music scene.
After over 2 years of waiting, Sister Sonny are finally back: Their 5th album "Lucky Doggies" is being released on Honeymilk Records on Feb 9th, 2004. The following release tour (feb 10th - march 6th) will be promoted by the Norwegian Concert Institute (www.rikskonsertene.no).
Since the beginning in 1995, SISTER SONNY has been highly acclaimed both in Norway and abroad. They have been among the leading bands in the music boom in Bergen the last decade (including the break-thru for acts like Røyksopp, Kings Of Convenience, Sondre Lerche, Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren Band, Annie ++), they are still the most played norwegian band on US college lists ever, and they won the 1st ALARM music award. After a 5 years & 4 albums long relationship with Rec 90 in Bergen, SISTER SONNY have chosen the credible indie-label Honeymilk (Cinnamoon, Wunderkammer, Frode Fivel) from the Oslo-club Mono for their next album.
"Lucky Doggies" represents an energetic and playful SISTER SONNY, which according to the band moves back and forth between "stupid rock songs and pompous piano ballads"... The band sounds fresher than ever, and have never been a greater live experience.
"Sister Sonny can go every way live; we have a huge dynamic tension within the band. Anything from the calmest bluest material to the glam-synth-universe of DUPERBEACH. Furthermore, we're damn good at playing energetic rock songs again, perhaps for the first time since the debut EP", vocalist Pedro Carmona-Alvarez says.
Things have been pretty calm since the critically acclaimed album "The Bandit Lab" from 2001. But besides tours abroad and working on the new album, the band members have been contributing to tours and albums with other norwegian acts like Ai Phoenix, Sissy Wish, Ephemera, Heidi Marie Westrheim, Tweeterfriendly Music, William Hut/Poor Rich Ones, Magnet, Røyksopp and Petiko. The drummer Stig Wålberg has also turned over the drum sticks to an old Sister Sonny friend, Tord Riiser (Elvin Friendly, Karen Jo Fields, Kaada and more).