No Bull (Memoir by Vika and Linda) - SIGNED
Vika & Linda
"‘You can’t beat siblings singing together ... They make the air beat in sync.’ PAUL KELLY
No Bull is the extraordinary memoir by sisterly duo Vika and Linda Bull. It charts the Tongan-Australian sisters’ long and winding road to centre stage, from growing up in 1970s Doncaster in suburban Melbourne to being collaborators and backing singers to some of Australia’s biggest acts for three decades and now, in their fifties and after raising families, to becoming a hugely popular headline act in their own right.
The publication of No Bull caps off a massive couple of years for Vika and Linda. Their harmonies became beacons of warmth and hope during the scariest times of the pandemic and lockdowns when their social media ‘Sunday Sing Songs’ gained legions of new fans, and their take on Tina Turner’s ‘Nutbush City Limits’– called ‘Iso City Limits’ – was watched by 7.5 million people. In 2020 their career anthology, ‘Akilotoa, topped Australian charts – the first album by an Australian female duo to do so. They followed up with another chart-topper, Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso), before releasing The Wait in 2021, their first original studio album in nearly two decades, which they have recently been touring to packed houses around the country.
No Bull conveys the warmth, wit and joy for which Vika and Linda have become renowned, but it also, for the first time, shares many candid stories of facing racism at school and in the music industry, the crippling low self-esteem that held them back in their careers, and their efforts to exorcise the personal demons of alcoholism and body shame they have battled with individually over the years.
Vika and Linda write about taking time out from music to raise their children, and about the ‘doldrums’ years in which their music career stalled. But their story is full of love, life and joy, and they also share how they finally gained the confidence they needed to thrive as their true selves – with the support of their long-term mentor Paul Kelly. At the heart of No Bullis Vika and Linda’s unique and powerful relationship as sisters and performers – one that shines through both onstage and in their writing.
Filled with the infectious humour and charming honesty that fans adore, No Bull is the story of two icons of Australian music and is not to be missed."