7ebra is the new project from 25-year-old twin sisters Inez and Ella from Malmö. Inez plays electric guitar, Ella plays a keyboard, organ and Mellotron – whilst also playing drum samples with her feet – as they both sing haunting harmonies, in a way that only twins can. Beautiful but punk, minimalist but epic.
Originally starting as a solo songwriting project by Inez, her sister Ella eventually talked her way in;
“I was nagging Inez for a while that I wanted to play with her, do some harmonies on her songs, add some piano and melodies. She resisted for a while, but eventually she gave in, and was like ‘okay fine.’”
“I had a show coming up at Tambourine Studios, but it felt a bit boring to do it alone. Ella was the best and obvious choice- even though it took a while for me to realise” laughs Inez.
That show, at the prestigious Tambourine Studios in Malmö, was truly a turning point – not only as the first performance as a duo – but amongst the crowd was Tore Johansson, the acclaimed producer behind indie rock classics ranging from The Cardigans to Franz Ferdinand.
“Tore sent us a message the day after that show, asking if we would be interested in recording an album with him, which we didn’t need to think twice about, of course we had to say yes!” recalls Ella.
The duo have since signed to PNKSLM Recordings, and started making their mark across Scandinavia, the UK and Europe, supporting and touring with the likes of Future Islands, The Dandy Warhols & Bob Hund, and have extensive touring planned for the next year.
“I Have a Lot to Say” is the perfect example of 7ebra effortlessly combining their own brand of minimalist indie rock hooks with the unique production stylings of Tore Johansson, and they even find room for a fuzz guitar solo. Released November 16th, it is the band’s second single and a taste of their upcoming debut album, out early 2023 on PNKSLM Recordings.
A very special limited edition 7” release featuring “I Have a Lot to Say” alongside the debut single “If I Ask Her” was released this January.
”7ebra sparkles with promise” – CLASH Magazine
“A Charming first taste” – Brooklynvegan
“7ebra has quickly become a name to keep an eye on” – GAFFA Magazine
“it feels like they could be at the start of something that could take them wherever they want to go.” – For The Rabbits
“lean-yet-layered, spare-but-sophisticated and immediately-engaging” – The Autumn Roses