The Finnish brother-sister duo Pole Siblings are back with new single ‘Weekend Visit’, out November 23 on Strangers Candy.
After living apart for nearly 10 years, Johan and Sofia Stolpe came together when both of them found love on the other side of the Baltic Sea and moved to Sweden almost simultaneously. They started a band together as an outlet for processing their mutual history as well as creating a necessary way to stay connected to their homeland. Love came and went, but both of them decided to stay in Sweden and they are now living just a block away from each other in the small town of Falun in the Dalarna region.
After their father passed away in late 2015, Johan and Sofia decided to gather their emotional belongings and create a new chapter of their own. Heavily influenced by the personal setbacks of the last few years – separations from the partners that brought them to Sweden as well as various other facets of life – their music echoes their own personal connection:
“Death is a very humbling experience. You realize you can’t hold on to certain things, cause there’s no one there to help you let go of your regrets, questions or pent up anger. Both of us are relational people, brought up having to find strength, and refuge, in each other. We had a strong need to go through our shared history of emotions and they couldn’t go anywhere else than into songs”, Sofia Stolpe says about the EP.
After supporting Swedish band Amason on tour, the siblings met musician and producer Petter Winnberg and recordings of their debut EP “It Might Grow” took place in a community cabin in the village of Gagnef, Sweden in June 2016. The follow up “Sköljer bort dig” was recorded with Anders Lagersfors and released spring 2018.