Kid Sistr is an all-women, New-York-born indie trio. The band’s bright sound and colloquial writing reflect their varied influences; a Kid Sistr listener will hear the bursting bubble gum of the Top 40 charts, the palatable peculiarity of 1980s new wave, the unabashed amplitude of 2000’s alternative rock, and the meticulous construction of the singer-songwriter style. The resultant songs are rosy shards of guitar-pop ear candy, ready to be unwrapped and dissolved.
Sabel (guitarist), Sara Keden (bassist) and Rebecca Webster (drummer) founded Kid Sistr in 2017. All three women boast impressive individual resumes: Sabel (23) has independently gained over 550k streams on Spotify and Soundcloud. Keden (23) began touring at the age of fifteen; her latest work is as a bassist and vocalist for Interscope artist Billy Raffoul. Webster (19) won the Hit Like a Girl international drumming competition at the age of sixteen; she has performed with Michael League of Snarky Puppy, members of The Allman Brothers Band, and members of Dead and Co. Together, the trio form a potent outfit that has already generated significant success; in 2019, Kid Sistr was selected by Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) to perform at his annual Underwater Sunshine Festival.
Kid Sistr’s debut EP is a self-titled, six-track project scheduled for release on July 17. The first single, ‘Little Sister Song’, is a spirited, rock-and-roll dedication to snarky younger siblings and rom-com teenager-dom. Although lighthearted in sound and verse, ‘Little Sister Song’ carries substantial sentiment for the band members. Sabel, Keden and Webster are all eldest children in sister-only families. This uniting fact not only provides the inspiration for the group’s name, but also heavily informs Kid Sistr’s creative identity. The shared experience of sisterhood motivates Kid Sistr to represent the interests and realities of young women. Each track on the EP is a piece of a pooled consciousness between sisters. Together, the six songs on Kid Sistr make an equally humorous and emotive portrait of womanhood. Kid Sistr demonstrates the trio’s willingness to become shiny, strange, silly, or soft in order to tell profound stories of ambition, heartbreak, femininity, sexuality and friendship. Their debut singles, Little Sister Song and Dallas, are out now