His musical career stretches back to the age of 13, when he was first inspired by Neil Young, The Smiths, Bowie, Talk Talk, Stone Roses, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Gun Club and Grant Lee Buffalo, amongst others. He played drums and guitar in various bands and later became more deeply involved in recording and engineering.
“Poison In You,” the first single from the EP, has been described as a rhythmic, driving track with a grungy tone. The edgy lyrics are set on an upbeat, electric tempo with punchy guitars reminiscent of Spiritualized, PJ Harvey, Type O’ Negative and Arcade Fire, and the single sets the tone for an intriguing album of indie rock with a dark and experimental twist.
Described by CLASH Magazine as an “instrumentalist who draws on the full spectrum of pop… able to handle everything from placid melody to ferociously avant garde ideals,” Sands recorded the album at 123 Studios in London with Brett Shaw, who has previously recorded artists such as Ghostpoet, Florence and the Machine, Daughter and Roisin Murphy.