You may be familiar with the name Sisteray. Ever prominent in the London music scene, it is their mix of sound and politics which gives them incredible relevance. “00:03:08 Queen’s English,” released via Vallance Records on 7 April, is arguably their greatest work to date.
The London based band are perhaps one of the most proactive in the country right now. Through their extensive touring they have managed to amass a strong, loyal following which seems to be ever expanding. Tracks such as “No Escape” and “ A Wise Man Said” are synonymous of their impressive sound as well as providing strong foundation. “00:03:08 Queen’s English” is an example of all that is good about the band and will no doubt grow to become yet another fan favourite.
Opening with an instantly recognisable guitar based sound, the new single is adorned with elegant riffs and timeless bass lines. However, it is lyrically where the song comes into a league of its own. A take on the elitist rule and their equally obsolete use of language, “00:03:08 Queen’s English” instead distances itself from such ignorance. Lyrically playing upon the emotions of working class there is an aura of hard felt anti-establishment origins.
There are strong hints of modern day social issues. “We’re fucked, lets be realistic” is what plays on the mind of the listener even hours after first listening to the track. Hints back to the days of Brexit (we dub it Brexshit) are constantly alluded to, with reference to David Cameron ‘fucking’ up the country and going on the run. There is allusions that we are enslaved to the ruling elite and an inability to speak the ‘Queen’s English’ becomes metaphorical of an arising, disillusioned populous. The song truly is a cacophony of modern social issues, all of which incredibly relevant and thought provoking for the listener.
Sisteray currently embark upon the first edition of their “00:15:00” tour. Having already played across the country included a historic debut gig in Scotland, the London based band finish up with dates in Leicester as well as their own club night “Welcome To The Monkey House” at Camden’s Black Heart. The tour supports the release of upcoming EP “15 Minutes of Sisteray,” a terrific idea which is directly inspired by Warholian fame-philosophy.
“00:03:08 Queen’s English” is a true game changer for Sisteray, a discovery of a pioneering sound and motive which is a rare feat in the dreary modern industry. They go from strength to strength in an age where they are needed now more than ever.
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