sister Envy


Alternative Psychedelic rock quartet Sister Envy have just signed to North Wales label Yr Wyddfa Records Snowdonia, home to Holy Coves. Hailing from the North Wales coast, a place of mystery, harshness, and beauty. They have just released their first single ‘Mourning Sickness‘.

Easing you into their world with woozy psychedelic-tinged guitars and enveloping vocals that detail the bleary moments after you wake, singer-songwriter Kameron Jolliffe vividly captures the wistful memories of growing up with his infectious vocals burrowing their way into your head.  Possessing a carousel of percussion, a tapestry of beguiling rock sound, that takes influence from the sounds of the 60s and 70s but also the early 90s indie and gaze scene of bands like, My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Spiritualized

Kameron Jolliffe says of the bands debut single; “Mourning Sickness was the first song I ever wrote when I was 16, and it feels like it makes sense for it to be released first, almost like an ode to my past self and what was happening in my life at that time.“

Sister Envy told us “We’re really excited to have released our first single. We’ve got some big plans for 2024 so we can’t wait to share them with the world. We all met in college when we were 16, we used to jam with each other during our lunchbreaks and became really good friends, been in various bands together and it all led to forming Sister Envy.

What are your influences I can hear Psychedelic tones What are your favourite Psych records?

For me personally I’d say some psych/experimental records that have inspired me would be: Give it Back! – The Brian Jonestown Massacre The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators – 13th Floor Elevators ,Help – Thee Oh Sees, Tago Mago – CAN ,Fuzz – Fuzz, Rembrandt Pussyhorse – Butthole Surfers

I can hear some 90s vibes in the vocals. Are the 90s an influence?

Definitely! 90’s alternative music is definitely the biggest influence on my writing, bands like My Bloody Valentine, Pixies, The Breeders, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr have all been massive for me.”

The music scene seems to be thriving in North Wales, what’s it been like for you and how did you get signed by Yr wddfa?

I’d have to agree, though for a while I think the scene was a bit stagnant, but more and more bands seem to be rising through the cracks and I think people are taking more interest in watching live shows and supporting local music. We actually played a gig in the Front Room in Rhyl where we met Scott Marsden, he took a liking to us and ended up messaging us a few days later and it went on from there really! We’re super happy to be working with Yr Wyddfa and excited for the future as they have some really exciting plans moving forward.

Are you looking forward to Focus Wales ?

Definitely, this will be our third time playing this year… the first time under the name “Sister Envy” though! We’re forever grateful to be apart of one of the best festivals in the UK, there’s always a massive variety of music, each year we come away as fans of loads of different bands!

Over the next twelve months, Sister Envy will invite you into their fascinating world over a series of singles releases and shows including a debut performance at Focus Wales in May.  Gradually revealing the different faces of their tapestry of sound and fledgling experience. Watch this space.

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