The New Victorians
2011 saw the conception of Maltese sister-duo The New Victorians, following their success at the Alchemy Songwriting Competition in the U.S. In 2015, they launched their debut album Seeker Seeker, with singles like Keep Me In Love, and then in 2018 released Silence, the EP with-which they opened for multi-platinum artist Anastacia, on her European Tour – Evolution, and for the BBC Concert Orchestra in 2019. Most recently the duo released their latest EP If I Had To Tell You The Truth, a bilingual body of work featuring hit single Min Jaf, which topped local airplay charts for multiple consecutive weeks.
The sisters also have a keen interest in the dramaturgical potential of live sound-manipulation and original electronic music in theatre. In 2018 their theatrical debut MARA played to sold out houses as part of the Valletta European Capital of Culture, and at the National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange Festival in Inverness, before heading to the Vault Festival in Waterloo in 2019. Following its London run, MARA made its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut at the Pleasance in August 2019. The duo were also commissioned two electronic music theatre pieces in 2018; Rave & Behave, a children’s show for Ziguzajg International Arts Festival, and VII (Sette), a Teatru Malta commission, which sold out its run at Fort St. Elmo in June 2019. In November that year, the duo Composed, Directed and Performed in TINGO: The Tuneless Bird, an original promenade piece featuring large-scale puppets that toured around Malta and Gozo.
Recently the sisters performed and produced two runs of their Christmas Chapel Hop; a Sold-Out tour of performances in different Chapels around Malta, throughout the Christmas Season. They have just released their second full-length studio album “Thick Skin” which they launched with an interactive album launch experience with light installations by Late Interactive in July 2022.
The New Victorians were awarded Artist of The Year by the Arts Council Malta in April 201