SICK OF SARAH
“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 to get here. 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 (which includes Uhl, guitarist/vocalist Jessie Farmer, guitarist/vocalist Katie Murphy and drummer/vocalist Jessica Forsythe) have come out the other side the better for it, with a clearer artistic vision and a tight, punchy six-song EP.
“It’s no secret that here at Real Detroit Weekly, we real-ly love George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus, but we aren’t the only ones. Detroit has spoken with an overwhelming amount of support for the band, weighing in equally as heavy in both Best Indie Band and Best Live Performance, so we had to make a decision, but— it wasn’t that hard.” -(RDW)
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