Spending her formative years in the Canadian subarctic city of Yellowknife, Dana Sipos’ songwriting is infused with a surrealism influenced by the supernatural experiences of Canada’s high country. A true songsmith, Sipos creates nuanced songs that are hauntingly hopeful and captivatingly calm, yet filled with a wild wind.
Sipos has spent the last few years touring extensively, and with an unconventional travelling style, has toured by tall ship and bicycle, canoe and train. Roll Up the Night Sky, her 2015 release, was recorded in the home studio of Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire over a cold Montreal winter and released on Nashville indie-label Muddy Roots Music Recordings. The album was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards in the Pushing the Boundaries category, celebrating innovation in creating new folk sounds and garnered critical acclaim on the home front and abroad.
"Beautifully-crafted, darkly romantic folk-indie with real substance." fRoots (UK)