Sister Sledge may have wooed crowds with their disco soul at Tramlines, but around the corner, at West Street Live, there was a very different ‘Sister Sledge’ on offer.
Known as Sister Sludge these Stocksbridge rockers took it upon themselves, at barely a moment’s notice before the weekend, to create their own death metal Sister Sledge tribute act.
Frontman James Evans said: “There was a slot going for grabs at West Street Live so we thought ‘why waste it’ and decided to quickly form a Sister Sledge sludge band. ‘Sludge’ is a genre that started in Nottingham and it’s very slow and very very heavy. So a song that should be a bout four minutes long is about seven minutes long.”
The real Sister Sledge cottoned on to this via Twitter and wished the band well. “We asked them to come along,” said Evans. “They didn’t but it was nice that they Tweeted, they said they look forward to hearing us play our / their music.”