My Sister's Machine was an American rock group from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1989.[2] Its members were singer-guitarist Nick Pollock (Sleze, Alice N' Chains, Soulbender, Tanks of Zen), guitarist Owen Wright (Mistrust), bassist Chris Ivanovich, and drummer Chris Gohde (Mistrust). This group released two albums, Diva and Wallflower, before disbanding and moving on to other endeavors in 1994.[1] They have since reunited for a few live performances in the 2010s, specifically the 2010 Layne Staley Tribute and Benefit Concert.[3]


Upon their formation in 1989, My Sister's Machine immediately began the process of writing songs. Though none of the band members had ever been a singer before, Nick Pollock got the job by default as their primary lyricist.[2] My Sister's Machine attracted a respectable local following, winning the "Best New Group" award from the Northwest Music Association in 1991.[4] After signing on to Caroline Records, My Sister's Machine released their debut album Diva to much critical acclaim.[2][5][6] In 1993, they switched to Chameleon Records, a division of Elektra, and released their sophomore effort, Wallflower. However, just a couple months later, Elektra folded the Chameleon division and dropped all bands that were signed, leaving both the band and their album unpromoted, which led to the dissolution of the band in 1994


Despite releasng only two albums to their name over their five-year career, Metal Injection ranked My Sister's Machine at number 6 on their list of "10 Heaviest Grunge Bands" in 2017.[7]




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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Boehm, Mike (May 15, 1992). MSM: Newest Vein of Gold in Seattle's Hard-Rock Quarry. Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved on December 5, 2011.
  3. MY SISTER'S MACHINE To Reunite For 'Layne Staley Tribute And Benefit Concert' (June 20, 2010). Retrieved on August 19, 2018.
  4. MacDonald, Patrick (March 4, 1991). Established Acts Take Big Awards. The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved on September 1, 2019.
  5. Kurutz, Steve. [[[:Template:AllMusic]] Diva Review]. AllMusic. All Media Guide (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved on December 5, 2011.
  6. Augusto, Troy J. (May 26, 1992). Review: "My Sister’s Machine". Variety. Variety Media LLC. Retrieved on July 20, 2013.
  7. 10 Heaviest Grunge Bands. Metal Injection. Retrieved on June 16, 2017.

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