Swedish/Australian sister duo readying a full-length full of elegant dream-pop.
That description of Say Lou Lou members Elektra and Miranda Kilbey -- "Swedish/Australian" -- doesn't make a lot of sense, does it? The 21-year-old twin sisters, who have been gaining blog traction with their dense, dazzlingly detailed tracks "Julian" and "Fool of Me," describe themselves as hailing from two different indie-pop meccas since their father is Australian and their mother is Swedish. Growing up, Elektra and Miranda would frequently bounce back and forth between the two continents, logging 24-hour plane rides in order to see their parents.
"The worst is the jet lag, especially coming back [to Sweden]," Elektra Kilbey tells Billboard. "You go crazy. It messes up your mind completely." There were some benefits to that domestic arrangement, though: the duo got to avoid winters in Sweden by shipping off to Australia in the summertime, and, now that they're a bit older, the sisters can appreciate the unique cultural viewpoint that such regular travel afforded. "When I'm in Australia, I feel like a Swede… but then I come to Sweden and I see Sweden from an Australian perspective," Kilbey says. "It opens your eyes a lot to the society we live in."