Meet The Band: The Cadbury Sisters

Alternative pop trio The Cadbury Sisters will release their new single Get This Feeling/Drifting on June 22. The three sisters who hail from Gloucestershire released their first EP Close, a year ago. Get This Feeling/Drifting is an exciting departure from the melancholic vocal tones of their first release.

Big and adventurous, yet classically alternative the Cadbury Sisters new single features a broad spectrum of sonic influences inspired by acts as diverse as Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush , Bat For Lashes and First Aid Kit alongside the siblings own pop-songwriting creativity.

Currently undertaking a 17 date UK tour, The Cadbury Sisters will play Bristol’s Lantern venue on June 17. On completion of the tour they will also be joining the line-up of Glastonbury on June 27.

Andy Howells recently poised questions to Jess Cadbury of the trio.

How did you come together?
We are three sisters from Gloucestershire, so obviously we have been close all our lives, but only decided to start performing together in 2009 and then actually formed The Cadbury Sisters as an actual band in 2010. Mary and I were at University at the time, and Lucy was still at school and had started learning guitar. I had formed a band down at Uni in Plymouth, so whenever I came home for the weekend we would go and play open mic nights in Cheltenham, and it all started from there really.

Where are you from?
We are from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire originally. I live in Bristol now and that’s where the band is based.

How would you describe your music style & tell us about your latest release?
Our music style has been constantly evolving since we began writing, although we almost always write from personal experience. We started off very folk, three girls and an acoustic guitar, and got a bit heavier and darker in our last EP, Close.That was a very painful record to write and record, and I think you can really hear that! Our new record, Sarah, has definitely moved away from that painful place, and has a much more upbeat and fuller sound to it. We took influence from artists such as Bat For Lashes, Daughter and Fleetwood Mac.

What’s been your best live experience?
That’s a tough one, we’ve had so many really special shows, but  Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park last year was pretty amazing just because it was the biggest crowd we’ve ever played to and the atmosphere was amazing! But we also love doing the smaller more intimate stuff too. We recently played at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire and it was so special. We felt like we were part of the family by the end of it, and didn’t want to leave!

What are you working on at the moment?
We have just finished rehearsals for our June tour. We are playing with a totally new set up from anything we’ve done before, so it’s a cool feeling to be bringing people something new.
Straight after tour we play Glastonbury followed by a few other festivals including the awesome 2000 Trees Festival, and then we will be back to writing for our next release.

Where can people hear your music?
You can come to one of our upcoming shows in June, or you can find all our latest releases on Youtube. The new EP is out on June 15th so you can go to our website and order your copy there:

  • A version of this Q&A appeared in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide on June 12, 2015. Read the e-edition here.

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