Band of brothers (and sisters): The greatest sibling bands

By | August 11, 2015


For most people, the mere thought of being trapped in the studio, on a tour bus, or in a press junket with their sibling is enough to reduce them to the brink of tears. Intense, stressful environments + that particular, volatile familiarity shared between siblings = a surefire disaster. Not for everyone though.

Ever since The Kinks’ Dave and Ray Davies joined together to form one of the most successful bands of the 20th century, siblings across the world have followed in their footsteps ┬áto form brilliant bands. Perhaps it’s because, on top of the potential for hideous arguments (we’re looking at you Noel and Liam Gallagher), siblings also share an inate connection that lends itself to mutual creativity.

From the newest (Ibeyi, Drenge, Haim) to the oldest (The Kinks, The Bee Gees) and everything inbetween, here are the greatest sibling bands of all time.

Hanson: The trio of brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma set teenage hearts aflutter in 1997 with the release of their debut single 'MMMBop'. We still neither know what the lyrics are or even what 'MMMBop' means - if anything - but it sure is catchy. Isaac, Taylor and Zac now even have their own brand of beer, 'MMMHops'.