Saint Sister Was Heavenly Sounding At The Central Presbyterian Church For SXSW THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: Saint Sister @ CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH | SXSW 3/14/18
AUSTIN, TX- For most of our SXSW artist coverage, we’ll keep it relatively short and sweet. We have over 80 artists to cover, so cut us some slack! 😉 We’ll basically be formatting each post into two parts: (1) Why our contributor wanted to see this act and (2) what our contributor thought of the performance”. Easy peasy. If you want to learn more about the act, make sure you click through to their social media links to get in the know. You won’t be disappointed!
Why I Wanted To See Saint Sister: When I was trying to figure out which acts and venues to hit up at SXSW, I made a conscious effort to select venues that I hadn’t previously attended the year before. One of those venues was the Central Presbyterian Church.
As I had already intended to attend Billie Eilish‘s performance later in the evening in the church venue, I decided to listen some of the music of artist’s that were performing right before to see if it would be worth me getting there early. As soon as I played Saint Sister’s “Causing Trouble”, I knew that I the church setting would be the perfect setting to hear their music live.
What I Thought Of Saint Sister’s Performance: The music that they made in the church was magical. Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty’s voices sounded so pristine and pure, and when they harmonized with each other it truly felt, and sounded, like they were divining some of the heavenly spirit of venue. The heavenly sonics were amplified whenever Gemma delicately plucked away on the harp.
As they performed, not a single body stirred … probably because no one wanted to do anything that would potentially disrupt the mood that was created. I have read that back in their homeland (Ireland), they perform with a chorus accompanying them. I can only image how much more glorious that would have sounded in church.