“It’s all better on the other side,” guitarist and lead singer Abisha Uhl cries on Anthem, the new EP by Twin Cities rockers Sick of Sarah. And for the band, who are self-releasing their material for the first time after spending the majority of their decade-long career on Adamant Records, that certainly seems to be true.
It’s been a winding road for Uhl and drummer Jessica Forsythe as they worked through line-up changes, parting with their label, financial instability, Warped Tours, sanity - it’s all been on the table at some point. But Sick of Sarah have come through the other side stronger through these adversities. With clear artistic vision, and a tight, punchy six song EP they aim to regain the momentum that has established the band’s strong fan base thus far.
Sick of Sarah made their live broadcast debut with pop sensation Belinda Carlisle (The Gogo’s) on the all-new AXS TV original music series Breaking Band in February, 2016. The all-star roster of Music Mentors includes Dave Navarro, Moby, Sebastian Bach, Robin Zander, Belinda Carlisle, and Mark McGrath and is hosted by Actor/Vocalist Donovan Leitch of Royal Machines. The band also performed as an of official SXSW 2016 showcasing artist and are currently in the midst of a string of summer festival dates.
Alongside original members Abisha Uhl (vocals, guitar) and Jessica Forsythe (drums, vocals) the band’s current line up includes: Ari Applewhite (guitar), Jack Swagger (guitar, vocals), and AJ Stone (bass).
What They Are Saying:
"With the melodic sensibilities of Tegan & Sara and crunchy choruses that’d make Paramore proud, Sick of Sarah’s new stuff unapologetically rocks." - EW.com
“The women who make up this Minnesota quartet bow at the altar of riot grrls’ days gone by while simultaneously thumbing their noses at scowling chick-rock clichés. The songs are as bracing as they are familiar…. For Fans of: The Breeders, Sleater-Kinney” - SPIN
“It was an absolute treat touring with SOS this year. They are fun loving, open- hearted girls who play irresistible punk infused pop music with a passion that is truly contagious… The girls are hilarious and wild, and have a charisma and chemistry that I found to be utterly charming..... I think you will too!” - Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
“Sick of Sarah is the real deal. This is a true working band who sing write and play for real. They are also cute and funny. They are my friends and they rock.” - Nancy Wilson (Heart)