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Albums Of The Week: Sister John | I Am by Day

The Scottish foursome colour outside the pop-rock lines on their stylish third LP.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Sister John are a band of four multi-instrumentalists from Glasgow, formed around the songwriting of Amanda McKeown.

Their 2017 debut album Returned From Sea explored themes of loss and redemption, the individual in the world and the tangibility of the past in the present. With barely a pause, their much-anticipated eponymous second album was released in January 2019.

Pushing forward their ‘lo-fi lush’ sound, Sister John added driving indie rock, killer vocals, and strut and swagger to the folk-infused dramatic soundscapes and layered harmonies of Returned From Sea. It pushed their sound to the edges, exploring darker corners albeit with a wry smile.

I Am By Day is their third long-player. Featuring the singles How Can I Keep It Alive and In My Place, the album finds the band in expansive musical mood.”