I’m sure there’s a good story behind how Sissy & the Blisters got their name. But it’s also the kind of moniker that might lead to the following (in this case, hypothetical) exchange:
Hey, I like this song — who is it?”
Sorry, I didn’t catch that.
Sissmmmmrff (trails off)
SISSY & THE BLISTERS, OK?!? I’M LISTENING TO A BAND CALLED SISSY & THE BLISTERS!”
That name is retarded. (Punches Bill in face.)
It could’ve happened! Which is too bad because Sissy & the Blisters are quite good. And definitely not sissies. Only two singles to their name so far, but this London quartet seemed to have it figured out, with a definite look and sound. Both of which are aimed squarely at ’60s garage and beat groups, from their monochrome fashion (and vintage VOX gear) to the organ-driven music. There’s also just a dash of goth, due mainly to singer James Geard’s vocal resemblance to the Damned’s Dave Vanian. The Damned circa The Black Album/Strawberries is as good a reference point as any. And if you can like Echo & the Bunnymen you can get used to their name too.
Check out new anthemic new single “We Are the Others”:
MP3: Sissy & the Blisters – We Are the Others (buy it)
You can check out the video after the jump.
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