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Saturday 5th November 2022


— Rough Trade Bristol
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
price: Tickets Below


14+ (14-17's must be accompanied by an adult)
What does it take to not only become unburdened by your past, but to embrace its many contours? Sister Ray, the project of Edmonton-born Métis songwriter Ella Coyes, was conceived out of necessity; a self-designed vehicle built to examine trauma with unflinching honesty. Sister Ray’s music is steeped in a wide range of cultural influences. With gospel bluegrass and 90’s country playing in the background of their youth, it was the traditional Métis music played at home that not only brought them closer to their heritage, but taught them a form of storytelling rooted in collective value, resilience, and safety.

The result is an unyielding, spacious, and commanding form of indie rock, rooted in the folk tradition, that transforms unvarnished, interior reflections into a generous public offering.

Pitchfork 7 - “[Sister Ray’s debut album is] a complex study of webs of interpersonal hurt, one that attempts honesty without blame and resilience without toughness"

UNDER THE RADAR “Good News” evokes both light and ambling pastoral elements and dark raw turmoil, contrasting the track’s airy acoustic feel with an eerie undercurrent. Coyes’ lyrics trace the path of intergenerational trauma, offering a series of stark and plaintive lyrical vignettes. Death incarnate follows Coyes through each scene, an ever-present looming figure stalking their family”

Paste - 10 best new songs - "Blending beautiful melodies and layers of guitars that grow heavier as the song progresses, the track might be about

Event photos for SISTER RAY:

SISTER RAY at Rough Trade Bristol
SISTER RAY in Bristol 2022

Artist Videos:

Sister Ray on Audiotree Live (Full Session)
Sister Ray - Violence (Official Live Video)
Sister Ray - Prophecy (Official Visualizer)
Sister Ray - Jackie In The Kitchen (Official Visualizer)
Sister Ray - Justice (Official Visualizer)
Sister Ray - Power (Official Visualizer)
Sister Ray - Violence (Official Visualizer)
Sister Ray - I Want To Be Your Man (Official Visualizer)

Artist Audio:

Sister Ray