The worldwide success of their self-titled debut album smashed pre-conceptions about who can be a pop star, reaching over 100,000 people and winning fans at home and abroad. Now this Adelaide-based four-piece will take their fans into new territory with their ambitious and long-awaited second album 'Stranger’.
The Sisters of Invention make their music with an abundance passion. ‘Stranger’ explores new lyrical directions like rage, suicide, insomnia, loneliness and self-acceptance. As with most pop groups, they are a diverse collection of personalities. Country girl Annika Hooper and her perfect pitch provide the group’s musical foundation. Fashion queen Caroline Hardy brings the moves on stage and on the dance floor. Michelle Hall is kind, compassionate and blessed with a quick wit that can stop you in your tracks. Last but not least is Aimee Crathern, whose sassy personality and versatile voice make her a natural performer.
Since the release of their debut self-titled album, The Sisters of Invention have gained followers around the world. An ABC iViewseries about the group, Pop-Ability, aired in 2017 and notched up over 40,000 views as well as two ATOM Awards. The Sisters’ music and videos have been played at the UN Headquarters, they have appeared on Get Krack!n on ABC TV, and performed sold out shows at the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
To bring Stranger to life, The Sister of Invention collaborated with a host of high profile musicians, including Michael Ross (Electric Fields) and Mario Spate (Badcop). Together they have forged a nine track album of well-honed tracks that tackle universal themes of love, pain and loss.
‘Stranger’ is a powerful and vulnerable work, but as singer Caroline Hardy says, you can still “put it on and crank it!”
Collaborator Michael Ross notes that, as learning disabled singers, "Their philosophical perspectives and creative ideas have a rare originality and speak for a community often silenced and limited by a cottonwool ceiling excluding them from professional opportunities."
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