As the name suggests, Sister Species is a family affair. Formed by sisters Emily and Abby Kastrul, the Minneapolis-based chamber pop outfit channels its emotional experiences with the local arts community and mental health into experimental pop music.
“We pride ourselves on writing thoughtful arrangements that both stretch and give reverence to the pop genre,” Emily says.
Sister Species creates its artful music through the communication of emotions, exhibited throughout the band’s 2018 release, Heavy Things Do Move. The narratives and dialogues that the Kastrul sisters employ throughout Heavy Things Do Move, and the ability to create tear-jerking tracks like “Olive Branch,” catalyzes conversations surrounding personal mental health struggles. SGC spoke to Emily and Abby about Heavy Things Do Move, the importance of connecting with your emotions and what’s next for the band.
Interview by KT Lipsiner