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Sister Wives release two more singles from their forthcoming debut, ‘Streets at Night’ & ‘O Dŷ i Dŷ

Sister Wives have today shared two more tracks from their forthcoming debut album. The Double A single release sees the emerging Welsh speaking band release tracks ‘Streets at Night’ and ‘O Dŷ i Dŷ’.

New track ‘O Dŷ i Dŷ’ is about the Welsh folkloric custom of South Wales, The horse headed Mari Lwyd. The song discusses the tradition and questions whether she has been culturally appropriated, and if she has, whether this is a bad thing or not. The earliest accounts of the horse headed Mari date back to 1798, but the tradition declined in popularity in the early 20th century. The tradition saw a resurgence towards the end of the 20th century and then in 21st century has increased its popularity with the iconic image and use of the Mari spreading as far as North America. O Dŷ i Dŷ’ translates as ‘From house to house’, referencing how she attempts to gain entry to houses, where a musical battle would commence to gain entry, like a poetry slam.

“The song questions whether this is a way of celebrating Welsh culture or whether this is a form of cultural appropriation” says the band. “It mentions how ‘the mare runs free, let’s see where she ends up landing’ and asks for people to reflect on whether those who have resurrected her in other countries are guilty of stealing her skeleton.”

Meanwhile, ‘Streets at Night’ is a literal, visceral description of what it feels like to fear for one’s life when walking at night. Paired with a retro organ and a pulsing changeable tempo, the track imbues a distinctive sense of dread – almost emulating a classic horror movie soundtrack. “The song was written as an outlet for this experience that we’ve all felt” says the band. “The speed of the song changing halfway through influenced the lyrics and we hear heartbeats speeding up and slowing down throughout, mirroring the feeling of being on high alert when out walking alone.”


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