Shakespears Sister are Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit.
In 1989 and 1992 respectively they achieved two Top 10 albums, ‘Sacred Heart’ and ‘Hormonally Yours’.
They sold over 1 million albums in the UK and ‘Hormonally Yours’ was a hit around the world In 1992 their single ‘Stay’ was Number One in the UK for eight weeks and Top 5 in the US Their other Top 10 hits include ‘You’re History’ and ‘I Don’t Care’.
The video for ‘Stay’ was directed by award winning director Sophie Muller. Sophie went on to direct videos for Coldplay, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Maroon 5, No Doubt, Annie Lennox, Blur and more.
Shakespears Sister were nominated for Brit awards in 1990, 1991 and 1992. In 1992 they were awarded a Brit for ‘Stay’ which won Best Video.
Most impressively, in 1993 ‘Hormonally Yours’ won the Ivor Novello Award for “Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection”
2019 is the 30 Year Anniversary of their first hit single ‘’You’re History’.
Following a famous fall out in 1993, Siobhan and Marcella were reunited in 2018 and decided to write some music together for the first time in over 25 years.
The result is a new single “All The Queen’s Horses”, “Singles Party” album featuring all the band’s singles (plus 2 new tracks) and a UK tour this November
The new tracks are produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire) and features members of The Bad Seeds.
The creative team include Sophie Muller (video), Kate Garner of Haysi Fantayzee fame (photos) and Kim Bowen the original Blitz Kid (stylist).
Originally signed and A+R’d by Pete Tong at London Records, the new material will once more be released by London who have recently reformed as an Independent label following the acquisition of the catalogue by the Because Group (home of Christine and The Queens). This single marks the first new signing for the label in its new guise.