Volkova Sisters are a four-piece band from Hungary now in England who borrowed their name from a cyberpunk novel by William Gibson. The “sisters” Gergely Kovacs, Daniel Sandor, Dalma Berger and Tibor Vangel found each other through a shared passion for dark and melancholic 80’s new-wave music. The Volkova Sisters have their very own compelling take on dark electronica with a sharper emphasis on industrial pop and adding their own twists of depth, breath an dynamism.
Faceblind is the first single from Volkova Sisters’ second album, Slowin Away. The original idea of the lyric came from a documentary about Prosopagnosia, also called face blindness. It is a cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including self-recognition, is impaired. The main figure is a danger to humankind, a kind of mythical monster who has gone through an evolution through history: It doesnt recognize faces anymore and it doesnt even recognize itself. The song is a celebration of this reitual annihilation, emerging from chaos. Watch here
Infused with the dark side of cold wave, the infinite deepness of their music touches the intuitive and sensual part of human soul. Their first EP Venus Robot has been released after their US-trip, including SXSW, in 2011 and after 3 EP (Venus Robot, Hope, Holiday) and 1 LP (Blood Shapes This Faith), they have been going strong ever since. The new Volkova Sisters album, “Slowin Away” is a vital step forward from their previousdark-tech melancholy guiding the listener through a warped and vibrating, lush and diverse music structure.
The album, which is due in spring, is moving towards in electronica, this material is melting together techno, Gergely Kovacs’s unmistakably distorted guitar sounds with Dalma Berger’s eerie voice and Tibor Vangel’s powerful drumming, creating a twisted, gloomy, leftfield pop which is meant to intoxicate your ears.