Having been ensconced in the studio working on his new EP ‘Waves Calling’, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter/producer SANDS is pleased to announce details of a brand new track ‘Sweet Temptation’ exclusively premiering on XS Noize today. ‘Sweet Temptation is ‘taken from the EP of the same name due this May.
About ‘Sweet Temptation’, he says: “I think of this as a short movie, a dream-like sort of thing. I suppose I brought out my love for bands like Talk Talk and Love and Rockets and for some dark and sci-fi imagery from the 80’s. I was lucky having the chance to get Youth mixing it. He not only is a legend and musician-producer who’s been involved in so many records I love, he’s such a cool guy too! Got to know him by chance on a train back to London, the next week the song was being tweaked”.
Hailed by Wonderland Magazine as “a perfect mix of shimmering pop vibes and fuzzy rock elements” and described by Clash as “ferociously avant-garde”, Andrew Sands details the new EP: “These songs belong to the same bunch. They share the same drive and attitude. Lyrically it is one imagery as well. I can see them in the same spot, playing in the same club. I love the 80’s. From new wave to post-punk, to synth pop as well. So many angles that make them resonate with me on different levels. This had a big impact so far I think on me making music Compared to my last release there might be quite a shift sonically and in the mood, but – if that is – I don’t think that’s any important really. As of now I don’t feel stuck into one sound either. In the end to me it’s how one song comes at you, how you start imagining it, and then what it triggers when it’s about recording it”.
Listen to ‘Sweet Temptation’ – BELOW:
Andrew Sands is a multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Peckham, London. His love for rock’n’roll and new wave, as well as psychedelia and songwriting, all merge into the sonic output he delivers. The new 4 track EP ‘Waves Calling’ will be available digitally on 25th May 2018.
Tracklist: 1 Tomorrow’s Gone 2 Waves Calling 3 A Lightning Strike 4 Sweet Temptation