Music seems to run in the family.
There are so many famous bands that feature band members who are siblings, from folky sister trio HAIM to sibling instrumentalists Jonny and Colin Greenwood in Radiohead, to catchy pop twins Tegan and Sara. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite bands that have members who are siblings.
Check out ten of the best bands with members who are siblings below.
Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim
Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim immediately come to mind when it comes to sibling band members. With engaging, hook-driven pop tracks and unbelievable harmonies, HAIM are a must-listen band, with killer albums like Something To Tell You and Days Are Gone, in addition to rad recent singles like “Not I’m In It” and “Summer Girl.”
William and Win Butler
Canadian indie outfit Arcade Fire not only includes husband and wife Win Butler and Regina Chassagne, but it also features Win’s brother, Will. This large, yet tight-knit band comes packed with a variety of multi-instrumentalists, and some of the other band members include Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld.
First Aid Kit
Johanna and Klara Soderberg
Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit is made up of sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg are well known for their intricate, powerful harmonies. The pair’s lyricism are extremely personal and vulnerable, and intimate tracks like “My Silver Lining” are a testament to the sisters’ musical prowess.
Colin and Jonny Greenwood
The powerhouse guitar work from brothers Jonny and Colin Greenwood serve as an often overlooked driving force for Radiohead. While frontman Thom Yorke’s creativity and powerful lyricism truly shines, the band’s unique instrumental power, driven by Jonny and Colin, gives a certain consistency that allows Radiohead to float in and out of genres.
Scott and Grant Hutchison
The late Scott Hutchison and his brother Grant make up the lead vocals na dpercussion sections of renowned Scottish band Frightened Rabbit. The band’s name stems from Scott’s nickname that his mother gave him as a child because of his severe shyness. Frightened Rabbit is well known for their hit tracks like “The Woodpile” and “Keep Yourself Warm.”
Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara Quin
Since their start in the late ’90s, Tegan and Sara have grown from an indie folk duo into a catchy pop group, allowing their sound to change and evolve over time. These twin sisters have recorded and performed together for about 20 years, and they even work to give back, creating The Tegan and Sara Foundation, which “works for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.”
Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Bryan and Scott Devendorf
The National boasts not just one, but two sets of siblings. Frontman Matt Berninger is surrounded by brothers, with Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devendorf. These unspoken connections between band members allow The National to truly thrive in their powerfully tight woven instrumental lines on tracks like “Bloodbuzz Ohio” and “Don’t Swallow the Cap.”
Ray and Dave Davies
The Kinks made some of the best British rock music of the ’60s, but band leaders and brothers Ray and Dave Davies did not particularly get along. “How could I not love my own brother,” Dave said to the Daily Telegraph back in 2011. “I just can’t stand to be with him. About an hour with Ray’s my limit, so it would be a very short reunion.”
Noel and Liam Gallagher
How could we not include Oasis on this list? While they may not be able to get along, Oasis is definitely one of the best sibling bands of all time. Not only do Liam and Noel Gallagher boast one of the most famous sibling rivalries in music, but their contrasting personalities were so strong that Noel even left the band after a backstage fight in 2009.
Andrew, Jon, and Tim Farriss
Australian rock band INXS originally formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney. The band’s founding members were made up of siblings Andrew Fariss, Tim Fariss, and Jon Fariss; bassist Garry Gary Beers; Kirk Pengilly; and legendary lyricist Michael Hutchence.