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Who are we?

Sister Girlfriend is an electronic pop band from Seattle, WA.

Rob Hanlon (keyboard, synthesizer, saxophone), David Balatero (bass, synthesizer), Chris Icasiano (drums) and Ryan Batie (vocals) create acrobatic and playful songs that bump, sparkle, and knock. They are forward-looking but backward-leaning, marrying the rhythms and harmonic density of R&B with the push/pull dynamic between space and forward movement of house music. They tie myriad influences together with melodies that glance at both contemporary synth-pop and blue-eyed soul. Sister Girlfriend’s star shines bright in Seattle’s vibrant electronic pop scene.

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Concerts by Songkick
Stuff nice people have written about us:


You imagine that when these guys fuck, there's probably not a hair out of place.
Sister Girlfriend’s Knock EP is like a sequined sport coat style peep show that represents Seattle’s synth pop scene.
…their blue-eyed soul is being played perfectly straight, which bolsters the music and sends it sailing beyond the realms of ironic detachment. What we're left with is pure, unadorned, baby-making music. Take it at face value and sashay up to someone.
Whether you do the hustle, pop & lock, or dance a jig, this song oughta get you moving, it’s really as much fun as you can possibly have with pants on.
The music of Sister Girlfriend suggests a fantasy world where a brash Hall & Oates go on a prog-rock/futuristic-R&B bender.
This is the type of shit that makes you want to pile your friends in a car, fill the cooler with Lime-A-Ritas, and watch the sunset on the beach. Who cares if it's 45 degrees outside?
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Photos by Christina Hicks