Sands is a London based, multi instrumentalist. In recent news, he announced his upcoming release, Double A Side single ‘Let’s Run / Echoes’; the latter of which is a cover of cult singer/songwriter Gene Clark, formerly of The Byrds. The release is set to drop on the 27th October.
His obsession with records turned to playing guitar and drums at an early age. He soon became involved in recording and engineering, following in the footsteps of some of his greatest influences; Neil Young, The Smiths, Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Primal Scream, amongst others.
Following the success of his debut Sands EP, which combined a dark rhythm with carefully considered lyricism, ‘Let’s Run’ and ‘Echoes’ were mixed in Berlin at Kaiku Studio by Jonas Verwijnen. Additional mixing was provided by Janne Lounatvuori, and today, we’re giving you the first listen to new single ‘Let’s Run’.
Drawing on the full spectrum of pop music, he fuses harmonious melody with avant garde ideals into a perfect mix. His sound is uplifting and warming, layered with captivating riffs and rock elements.
On the surface ‘Let’s Run’ paints a bubbly psych-pop picture. But the undertone is spread with a biting post-punk aftertaste. The track melds a psychedelic honky-tonk piano melody with guitar timbres layered in arresting instrumentals.
“‘Let’s Run’ came right away one afternoon, strumming the first two chords”, Sands said, speaking of the track. “In my head it was instantly a song playing in some sort of Noir movie, set in the West Coast. With the lyrics I tried to paint a picture of the colour and tone I was envisioning”.