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Luc (Bass/Composer) and Adam (Guitar), tired of working with unreliable musicians, scouted out Dan as drummer and began work on an altogether new sound. Over the course of several jamming sessions they found that a particular approach to song writing developed naturally between the three of them; fusing delicate guitars and a simplistic rhythm section. Varied musical tastes morphed together to create what has since been described as “an alternative approach to pop music”.
The eighteen months that followed saw many singers come and go and the band, sick of waiting for prospective singers to write lyrics, approached previous band mate Alex to complete their tracks. Three months later, armed with a few rough demos, the band contacted over 30 people in Manchester and the surrounding areas and chose to audition just three. Leanne rushed into the room in a whirlwind of pleated skirt and laughter, belted out a version of their biggest song, and sealed the deal.
With a complete line-up Sister Ray embarked on what proved to be a promising start with several gigs over their first summer together, but they stumbled at the first hurdle, their progress halted by Dan's departure to the University of Nottingham to finish his degree. In his absence the others frequented Manchesters' open mic nights and began the search for a producer willing to take on their ambitious ideas for their first EP. The stars aligned in April 2012 when Sister Ray finally made their way into the studio with producer/technician Jack Langfeld to record the debut EP 'Dimaond Minds'