Neptune’s Core is an alternative indie rock band made of two sets of sisters who are forging their own path and making a big impact on Chicago’s thriving music scene with their captivating and unique sound. Sofie Richter (vocals/guitar), Jackie Cywinski (guitar/vocals), Kaitlin Cywinski (drums), and Hannah Richter (bass) are the members of the bad ass group. Jim DeRogits summed it up best when he said on Sound Opinions, “Their age belies the sophistication of the songwriting and instrumentation […] classic alternative era with delicate fragile quiet moments exploding into loud dynamics.”
These four talented multi-instrumentalists and passionate music fans formed the band to bring their heartfelt lyrics to life through their unique mix of rock, jazz, and classical roots combined with their love of all things punk, indie, and classic rock. They’ve self-released two albums (Can’t Have It All in 2020, Evolving in 2021) and continually captivate the crowds, performing with bands such as Dehd, Bnny, Mamalarky, and Hana Vu.
Neptune’s Core is releasing their EP Called Upon later this summer (August 25, Side Hustle Records) after the band took the time to unlock a new sound, with these songs marking a reflection of their growth as musicians and people. Their signature dynamic and tonal shifts are what keep the listener on edge. Eerie harmonies, melodic bass lines, powerful drumming, shimmery guitars, and an unapologetic sense of self are what give Neptune’s Core their own, truly unique sound.