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Volkova Sisters

Volkova Sisters

Volkova Sisters


Having played one of their first gigs at SXSW 2011, Volkova Sisters, emerge from the Hungarian underground DIY music scene, to release their debut four track E.P, Venus Robot on October 24th. Adopting their moniker from the main characters in Pattern Recognition, written by - Father of the cyberpunk science fiction genre - William Gibson. Volkova Sisters; formed in 2009 by songwriting duo Daniel Sandor (synth) and Dalma Berger (vocals), first bonded after establishing a shared love of dark, melancholic 80’s new-wave music. Read more on Last.fm
Having played one of their first gigs at SXSW 2011, Volkova Sisters, emerge from the Hungarian underground DIY music scene, to release their debut four track E.P, Venus Robot on October 24th. Adopting their moniker from the main characters in Pattern Recognition, written by - Father of the cyberpunk science fiction genre - William Gibson. Volkova Sisters; formed in 2009 by songwriting duo Daniel Sandor (synth) and Dalma Berger (vocals), first bonded after establishing a shared love of dark, melancholic 80’s new-wave music. Their intentions were to create music reminiscent of the shimmering distortions of My Bloody Valentine combined with dreamy landscapes of the Cocteau Twins.

European cold-wave, with a sharper emphasis on industrial pop. Final member Gergely Kovacs (guitar) joined shortly after the bands conception, in late 2009. Beyond making music, Sandor, Berger and Kovacs are heavily involved with the visual and creative aspects of Volkova Sisters. Berger; the face of many thriving young Hungarian fashion designers (BKuND, NUBU, Nora) has graced runways in Milan and directed music videos and photo shoots.

Kovacs, working as visual creative has produced several trailers for HBO and Sandor, owning his own mastering studio, produces many upcoming bands on the Hungarian underground music scene. Utilising their skills, together they have created, directed, recorded and shot all of their releases and music videos. The EP focuses on feelings of loneliness and solace, demonstrated by Berger’s icy off-kilter vocals, particularly evident on opening track Black Mountain – inspired by their time spent in LA and traveling through the chains of the Rocky Mountains and Utah Desert. “You might call it a concept EP, because the tracks are following the different phases of solitude after a relationship break-up…” explains Berger. “The album's title, Venus Robot, is a cynical statement regarding how the mechanics of all your relationships, are often determined by the script of your first love.

All the rest will one way or another be just the copy of that big one. In a wider sense Venus Robot, also refers to a characteristic of our generation, how it reproduces the fascination of love.” On second track Last Song Of The Dying Fly, the band embrace their eccentricity, creating a sound reminiscent of Mike Patton era Faith No More and following track I Could Have Known, could be considered the most up-beat of the 5-track Ep’s, with Kovacs breaking-out into blues-laden guitar licks. With last track World Without Delight, they return to synths and Eastern European techno. After their recent three week tour in the US, including performances at this years SXSW and Whiskey A Go Go, Volkova Sisters will be gracing European shores and heading to London in early September. Read more on Last.fm.

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