“Poison in You” is the debut single taken from multi-instrumentalist SANDS to be released 3rd March via Shower Records. “Poison in You” was written by Sands and recorded with Brett Shaw at 123 Studios (Ghostpoet, Florence and the Machine, Daughter, Roisin Murphy) in Peckham, London.
SANDS began making music early, at the age of 13, quickly becoming obsessed by records and playing drums and guitar in bands, later getting into the recording and engineering side. His musical influences include Neil Young, The Smiths, Bowie, Talk Talk, Stone Roses, Spiritualized, Mark Lanegan, Primal Scream, David Lynch, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Gun Club, QOTSA, Chris Isaak, Grant Lee Buffalo, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones and Italian composer Carlo Rustichelli amongst others!
“Poison in You” is a hypnotic, gritty song with dark magnetic rhythms and a hint of grunge. It showcases edgy lyrics sung on a slightly upbeat and electric tempo. It sounds like Spiritualized meets PJ Harvey, Type O’ Negative and Arcade Fire.
SANDS says “Being a multi-instrumentalist, it was quite natural to kind of develop the idea of the arrangement at the same time as the songs flew, so I was eager to get in the studio and see how things came out. It was fun and exciting losing myself in the process of building the whole sound, as well making some room for experimenting and improvising. Sometimes is easier, other times it seems you have to struggle a bit.”.