SISTERS is an orchestra of two, and their togetherness is infectious. Within their first four shows, the Seattle duo opened for Allen Stone at Chateau Ste Michelle and played the inaugural Fisherman's Village Music Festival; within three months, their lead singles, Back 2 U and Buzzard, were licensed by Starbucks, and within their first year, they were bookeed at Sasquatch! Music Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and Capitol Hill Block Party. Their genre-gender-bending brand of indie pop isas endearing as it is virtuosic, as pointed out by Gelatinous Blog's Jared Brannan, who proclaimed, "It's honestly hard to fathom that the compositions these two generate can be performed with a sum total of 8 appendages and two voices. The quality of that astonishment [is] not lost upon the crowd, as each rawkus round of shouts and applause between songs [feels] like a celebration of profound technical musicianship." This is the togetherness of SISTERS, and everywhere they go, audiences, musicians, and critics alike are cheering their praise.
Emily and Andrew first met while attending the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. A series of fateful decisions, largely made independently of one another, brought them both to the Pacific Northwest, where they danced proverbial circles around one another in various musical projects before ultimately coming together to form SISTERS in the spring of 2014. Quickly garnering attention as the new band to watch, SISTERS' style is the consummate blend of formal music training and bold creativity. They make an expansive sound, incorporating an array of instruments and often playing them simultaneously. "It's taking multi-tasking to the extreme," says Westman. "We want the audience to feel like they're watching a magic show." Marked by luscious harmonies, haunting melodies, and layered rhythmic patterns, Emily and Andrew cover more ground than should be possible for two musicians. Radiating the joy of playing music together,