Track Of The Day – SISU – Light Eyes

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More proof, as if we really needed it that all the musicians involved in Dee Dee Penny’s Dum Dum Girls project are all imbued with a talent bigger than your average NGC 6872.  SISU is the musical project of Dum Dum Girl Sandra Vu which sees her step out from behind the drum kit to take lead vocals, guitar, and occasional flute duties in a collective that also features Dum Dum Girl guitarist Jules Medeiros.

SISU is a rather different musical beast from Dum Dum Girls’ wonderful epic garage infused pop and has a more shoegazy synth-centric feel.  It sounds vaguely reminiscent of 4AD bands of the late 80’s /90’s with a modern twist and conjures up Vashti Bunyan fronting Pale Saints.  This track ‘Light Eyes’ is simply gorgeous, a glistening aural synthesis of other worldly vocals, chiming guitars, diving beats and atmospheric synths. They’e just finished touring with Cat Power and will have a new EP out soon

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

Discussion5 Comments

    • Andy Von Pip

      I’m not sure to be honest. I could say I’ll ask her when they come to the UK, but last time I had the chance I got rather flustered and tongue tied and ran off. #tragic

  1. Did you ever listen to Midnight Movies? Sandy and Ryan were in that band before, and started Sisu not long after that, I think. Jules started playing live keyboard sometime last year so I’m pretty sure she hasn’t been on any recordings yet.

  2. I always said that if they ever discovered the Higgs Boson it would be wearing a little T-shirt that said Jules is Cool.

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