Sister Lip Debut EP

Sister Lip refer to themselves as a Jazzy Blues Rock band and across four songs in just under fifteen minutes they live up to that description of musical fusion.  It actually comes off as a crazy blend to be unusual enough to stand out. Turns out the band is four girls from Mesa, who purport to like to rock hard and their jazzy blues persuasion is definitely tempered by a fierce interest in indie rock, at times they even tread in to psychedelia as their songs seem to lose control, only to turn on a dime and recollect themselves with...

Sister Lip refer to themselves as a Jazzy Blues Rock band and across four songs in just under fifteen minutes they live up to that description of musical fusion.  It actually comes off as a crazy blend to be unusual enough to stand out. Turns out the band is four girls from Mesa, who purport to like to rock hard and their jazzy blues persuasion is definitely tempered by a fierce interest in indie rock, at times they even tread in to psychedelia as their songs seem to lose control, only to turn on a dime and recollect themselves with stunning effect. “Sue” opens up the EP as a swooning, sexy number and while at first you think it might keep the smoky lounge feel, at about a minute in it takes off and throughout the song the tempo takes off, slows down , takes off and lands—it sounds like a modern take on a 60s girl group tune. Having seen them live on several occasions, this tune does indeed drive crowds  into something of a dancing frenzy.

The follow up is “Pure Honey” which never really lets up once in its delivery, the guitar is free and loose, once more recalling a time when the pop and rock of the day had literally emerged from jazz and blues—I have some thoughts on the lyrical suggestiveness, but I’ll keep those to myself. “Cat In A Tree” is a stunning ballad, seductive and slow, it starts to lose control at the three minute mark, and you feel a bit insane at first, but it all works in the end.  With an entertaining introduction, “Mona Grona” finishes the EP off with what is perhaps the grooviest, rock number of the entire affair. Sister Lip should be quite an interesting project to watch as they develop even further into their sound, this is only the start. And now that they have an acoustic EP and a tour under their belt it appears they are making good on the  promise this initial release practically guaranteed.

Be sure to check out Sister Lip this weekend as they get the honor of kicking off Future Loves Past’s “LUSHFEST” at the Sail Inn. They take the inside stage on Friday at 7pm! For more information on this amazing two day musical eargasm check the links and flyer below.

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