Saint Sister, Jealous Of The Birds
29 Jul 2017 (20:00)
€22.50 (€20 members)
Galway International Arts Festival
Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the new project from Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.
Following their debut performance on Irish television, they opened for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler in Whelan’s. April saw them support San Fermin (Downtown records), and tour Ireland with Dublin band Spies. In August, the band entered the studio for the first time to record their debut EP with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier), which was released on November 13th on Trout Records. Over the coming weeks they commence two Irish tours with O Emperor and Wyvern Lingo. They finish 2015 with their first London showcase, and play their first US performance at SXSW 2016.
8 songs we loved this week – Entertainment Weekly
Song of the Day – The Line Of Best Fit
'Bewitching, that’s Saint Sister [...] It’s a striking, at times quite intense piece of work; it unfolds patiently, with a rare sense of grace' – Clash Magazine
'Theirs is a strong, resonant, magnetic sound, with a clear folk influence in the wash, but one where the spooky, full-bodied songs they’re digging out also come with a lot of melodic gumption' – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
'Their music is folk, pastoral and dreamy with its pop eyes wide open' – Nialler9
'Taking a few minutes to dwell on a song like this is one [of] life's greatest gifts' – The 405