You’ve heard the story before: three foxy young New Yorkers get together and make retro-sounding rock music. The British press froths, the underground buzzes, hysteria ensures. This narrative could apply to The Rogers Sisters, but it wouldn’t do them justice.
Drawing on a range of sounds that includes new wave, no wave, punk, post-punk and garage rock, the Rogers – real life sisters Jennifer and laura, plus honorary Rogers Miyuki Furtado – forge a completely original sound.
The Rogers Sisters formed from the ashes of Ruby Falls in 1999 in the brimming indie rock scene of Brooklyn. The band’s provocative new wave/psychedelic mix was captured on the band's 2003 debut, Purely Evil. The album drew rave reviews and landed them support slots for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Har Mar Superstar, Liars and the Kills – as well as one off gigs with their heroes ESG, the Fall and Mission of Burma