Saint Sister is the Northern Irish eerie-folk creation of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty. A month after forming the duo were asked to perform on TG4 (Irish national TV), and opened Whelan’s for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Since their formation, the band have toured extensively throughout Europe. They made their US debut in March 2016 with multiple showcases at SXSW and have had notable appearances at numerous festivals including BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival and Eurosonic.
2018 has already seen the band tour Sweden, Ireland and the UK. The band returned to the USA for their first headline shows in NYC, selling out National Sawdust in Brooklyn and adding another at Rockwood Music Hall. They returned to SXSW for the second time and were picked by NPR as one of the highlights of the festival.
Saint Sister’s latest single “Twin Peaks” was released earlier this year from their forthcoming album Shape of Silence. “Twin Peaks” explores a more direct approach to their songwriting. Pushing themselves away from their comfort zone has resulted in a single distinct from their earlier harp based Irish folk.
Although touring has at times taken precedence over recorded output, the band have firmly established themselves as one of the best regarded live acts in Ireland, a sentiment that is now being echoed across the pond. The duo are set to embark in their 32 date world tour for Shape of Silence in September this year.
The PR Files is proud to be working with Saint Sister on the release of their latest single “Twin Peaks”.