ABOUT

There is something about sisters. Sisters are friends and partners and soul mates. Sisters share stories and clothes and tears and wine. Sisters have conversations, silly and honest, deep and enlightening. Their work is all that and more.

 

2011 saw the conception of Maltese sister-duo The New Victorians, following their success at the Alchemy Songwriting Competition in the U.S. In 2015, they launched their debut album Seeker Seeker, with singles like Keep Me In Love, and then in 2018 released Silence, the EP with-which they opened for multi-platinum artist Anastacia, on her European Tour – Evolution, and for the BBC Concert Orchestra in 2019.

 

The sisters also have a keen interest in the dramaturgical potential of live sound-manipulation and original electronic music in theatre. In 2018 their theatrical debut MARA played to sold out houses as part of the Valletta European Capital of Culture, and at the National Theatre of Scotland's Exchange Festival, before heading to the Vault Festival in Waterloo in 2019. Following its London run, MARA made its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut at the Pleasance in August 2019. The duo were also commissioned two electronic music theatre pieces in 2018; Rave & Behave, a children's show for Ziguzajg International Arts Festival, and VII (Sette), a Teatru Malta commission, which sold out its run at Fort St. Elmo in June 2019. Finally, The New Victorians were awarded Artist of The Year by the Arts Council Malta in April 2019. Most recently the duo Composed, Directed and Performed in TINGO: The Tuneless Bird,  an original promenade piece featuring large-scale puppets that toured around Malta and Gozo. 

"I love these guys!"

Kris Allen, American Idol Winner

"They're a little bit crazy, I love these guys!"

 David Hodges, Evanescence  

WINNER
Artist Of The Year
Arts Council Malta
2019

"[their music] is both theatrically and vocally enchanting, often mesmeric” 

 The Musical Theatre Review  

"...definitely deserving of much more attention in the U.S."

 Gary Trust , Billboard.com 

"A distinct, electro-acoustical sound"

 The Wee Review  

Photography by Kris Micallef, Albert Camilleri, Koala Media,  Jamie Iain Genovese & Elisa von Brockdorff