VOLKOVA SISTERS performs the song "THE NEW OPENING" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY RENATO HORVATH
Borrowing their name from characters in William Gibson's cyperpunk masterpiece, Pattern Recognition, the London based VOLKOVA SISTERS was formed in 2009 in Budapest. The "sisters" Gergely Kovacs, Daniel Sandor and Dalma Berger found each other through a shared passion for dark and melancholic 80's new-wave music. They vowed to create their own visions, inspired by the shimmering distortions of My Bloody Valentine, combined with the dreamy landscapes of Cocteau Twins or European cold-wave, but with a sharper emphasis on industrial pop - and adding their own unique twists of depth, breath, beauty and dynamism. In Volkova Sisters, European East and West meet and merge in moving sonic trips to the North...
"...shortlisted for EP of the year" The Muse in Music
Volkova Sisters's first EP, Venus Robot, centers its themes on loneliness and solace, introversion and extroversion, mediated masterfully by Dalma Berger's soulful/icy off-kilter vocals. The album's title is the songwriters' cynical take on the mechanics of our romantic relationships, often following the patterns of our First Love over and over again. The true one and the copies are easy to confuse. In a wider sense, "Venus Robot" also refers to love in the 21st century -- to the reproduction of fascination, explains Dalma.
"...fantastically inventive music..." The Line Of Best Fit
In 2011, Volkova Sisters went off to tour the US -- they performed at SXSW, Whiskey Go Go, the Viper Room and illegal warehouse parties in LA. They had their EP debut show in East London's The Drop, opened for Lamb in Budapest and had gigs at some of the coolest music festivals in the East Block.
Their second EP, Hope (2012), was conceived during the time when the band's native Hungary started making international headlines for the wrong reasons -- unrest, poverty, radicalization... Overcoming the challenges of the world by creating something new from nothing was and is always the greatest source for hope.
Hope --which premiered online on Electronic Beats- was supported by a number of signature videos. Many of the songs from this record were featured in the 2014 Cannes "Un Certain Regard Prize"-winning Hungarian film White God.
Today, Volkova Sisters are working on their first album, BLOOD SHAPES THIS FAITH IN US. The band is currently looking for a record label and press representation.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Host: Renato Horvath
Producer: Renato Horvath
Co-producer/Booking: Daniel Somlo
Cameraman: Daniel Balint
Sound: Daniel Sandor
Special thanks to: Alexandra Bognar
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