New York Folk Duo Sybling Release Their Debut EP
Dark folk duo Sybling released their self-titled debut EP on February 22nd, and will be performing the songs live for the first time at a release show on March 7th at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall. The songs on the EP, from the eerie, piano-driven first single "The Grim," to the lovely and delicate "Call Her Back," wander and weave through cozy but sinister instrumentation that's heavy on the mind but light on the ears.
Comprised of sisters Alice and Mariana Makwaia, the duo are born-and-raised New Yorkers that have been experimenting with songwriting since childhood, though both offer different-yet-complimentary talents as musicians. Creatively, Alice came into her own as an artist honing her abilities as a composer while Mari wrote and fronted several projects of her own. Sybling represents the first time the two have come together as collaborators? despite spending years casually hitting up open mics or acting as sounding boards for each other.
Speaking on the project, Alice explains that "If one quote were to sum up the entirety of Sybling, it would be Kurt Vonnegut's: "He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral." This entire EP explores the ghosts of our past, and the way we try to seek out those people we once knew-who are, of course, still very much alive."
Image: Mariana and Alice Makwaia, Photo Credit: Manny Inoa