Bio

Loki's Folly is an indie-punk duo comprised of two young sisters from South Minneapolis who like to play loud music that makes them happy. For a two-piece outfit, they make a very big sound that is all their own. When Loki’s Folly play, they bring you into their world. It is a universe where influences like Sleater Kinney meet the tradition of Swedish Kulning in the best possible way. 

Annie (age 18) plays guitar and sings. Nissa (age 13) plays the drum set and sings. Each brings their unique personality to the music, and their sound is gelled by the blend of their sibling voices singing together. The band initially formed out of the girls taking lessons separately at Twin Town Guitars. They began having their lessons together and after a handful of sessions Loki’s Folly was born! It wasn’t long before people outside of the practice space starting taking notice. 

The girls energetic and passionate live shows have been garnering a devoted fan base from longtime Minnesota musicians. Soul Asylum, Haley, Gramma’s Boyfriend, The Melismatics, and Ryan and Pony have all put them on local shows this past year. 

Ed Ackerson and Ryan Smith recently brought the girls into Flowers Studio to start documenting their songs.

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Influences

What Bands do we like?

We have a lot of bands that have inspired us, these are just a few and we'll probably forget a lot but right now, these are them!

MINNESOTA BANDS:

The Replacements, Soul Asylum, The Suburbs, The Melismatics, Haley, Babes in Toyland, Hüsker Dü, Suicide Commandos, Porcupine, Ryan and Pony, Gramma's Boyfriend, D8mchild, Lizzo, Bash and Pop, The New Locals, Rank Strangers, Prince, and more

NON MINNESOTA BANDS

Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney, Patti Smith, X-ray Spex, The Who, Lou Reed, David Bowie, New York Dolls, Ezra Furman, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Led Zeppelin, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimi Hendrix, Rage Against the Machine, Green Day, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Joan Jett, Abba, The Killers, Cyndi Lauper, Talking Heads, Blondie, The Ramones, Joy Division, The Clash, Björk, Buzzcocks, Against Me!, Dixie Chicks, Queen, Wizard Women of the North, Heilung, The Go-Go's, Dresden Dolls, St. Vincent, Tegan and Sara, Dog Party, Harry and the Potters, and more!

MOVIES, DIRECTORS, BOOKS, AND AUTHORS

"Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman (really anything by him but maybe especially Coraline too and the whole Sandman series and probably have to add American Gods too, oh we almost forgot Good Omens with Terry Pratchet, and well, we can't forget Stardust but really probably second most important is The Ocean at the End of the Lane), "Vi är bäst" (We Are the Best) - Film Adaptaton of the Graphic Novel - "Never Good Night" by Coco Moodysson, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hans Christian Andersen, Maggie Stiefvater, Caitlyn R. Kiernan, Tim Burton, Baz Luhrman, Wes Anderson, The Gilmore Girls, and more.

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