“It’s easy to get lost in the minimal, chasmic, but beautifully arranged soundscapes” – Stereogum
“Favorite Discovery at SXSW 2018” -NPR
“Not so much haunted as delicately possessed” – The Guardian
Saint Sister, the duo from the North of Ireland, are set to release their debut album, Shape of Silence on October 5th. Today they embark on a 3-week headline tour of North America, starting in Washington DC at DC9.
Today they also reveal the video for their single “You Never Call” via The Gay Times. Filmed on both sides of the Atlantic, the video beautifully depicts a beautifully complicated long-distance relationship between two young men. It is taken from Saint Sister’s forthcoming debut record Shape of Silence, out October 5.
The video, shot between New York City and Dublin, was directed by Ellius Grace and filmed by cinematographer JJ Rolfe. It follows the narrative of a man beginning his new life in Brooklyn, exploring his new neighborhood and taking in the city sights, all whilst reminiscing on his significant other back in Dublin.
Of the video, director Ellius said:
“When responding to “You Never Call,” I was struck by the feeling of being separated from a
partner. The places your mind goes to when imagining what they’re doing, wherever they are. Wondering if they are thinking about you, and waiting to hear from them.”
“You Never Call” is the fourth single off of their new album Shape of Silence, out on October 5. It showcases the band’s ability to create electro-pop overlaid with dreamy vocals and
wholehearted lyrics. Shape of Silence was recorded with long term co-producer Alex Ryan of
Hozier and is the band’s first album to date, following their efficacious 2015 EP Madrid.
Hailing from the North of Ireland but Dublin-based, Saint Sister is Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre. The duo met at the University in Dublin and bonded in their desire to create music that represented their friendship and their ‘us against the world’ mentality.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
10/02 Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/03 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/05 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
10/06 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg