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STEPNEY SISTERS Release New Single ‘Never Get To Heaven’

26th March 2021

Pioneering 70s feminist rock band Stepney Sisters are delighted to announce that their self-titled debut album is out today on Alcopop! Records. 

To celebrate the news, the band are streaming new single ‘Never Get To Heaven’ in full today.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/alcopop/1-the-stepney-sisters-never-get-to-heaven 

Commenting on the track, bass player Benni Lees-McPherson says: “‘Never Get To Heaven’ is about being truthful with ourselves and each other, even though we long to take refuge in dreams and stereotypes. The lyric ‘but if you make your life a love song, sing it till the love comes true’ is about living as if it is already possible that feelings and attitudes can change.”

Recently featured by The Guardian for International Women’s Day, the band were hailed as “musical trailblazers” and also picked up support from Louder Than War, Radio X, The Soundboard, Listen With Monger and more. 

Despite reuniting in 2010 after 34 years, Stepney Sisters have never put out an album…until now. Released today, the self-titled album was recorded and mixed at Bluebarn Recording Studios in Ely, UK during summer 2010, and was engineered by Chris Taylor.

Indomitable punk power certainly runs in the family—guitarist Nony Ardill’s daughter Anya Pearson now performs in Alcopop! Records riot grrrl gang Dream Nails, as one mother’s musical legacy has materialised into a new wave of feminist fuelled outfits for the 21st century. 

Formed in 1975, the Stepney Sisters were one of the first in a rising wave of feminist groups in the UK, years before the likes of Au Pairs, Delta 5 or The Raincoats. With coverage in landmark second-wave feminist magazine Spare Rib, the group combined the Women’s Liberation Movement‘s mission with their righteous sound.

Debut self-titled album Stepney Sisters is out now via Alcopop! Records