Releasedate: 17-01-2011; Label: Cooperative Music
By: Lara Cappelli
The Alternative Rock of The Sand Band comes from quite an important city for music: Liverpool. “All Through The Night” is their debut album.
The first thing I’ve come to know about this band is their singer/guitarist David McDonnell past collaboration with Richard Ashcroft and, consequently, the first thing I’ve noticed when listening to the album is the influence this artist had in its final outcome. He has probably given the band the right input to create sweet and melancholic atmospheres, still keeping them away from being any tiresome or mawkish. But “All Through The Night” is about much more. Only six tracks manage to create quite an aged and psychedelic atmosphere that feels like lasting way more. With a rather ambitious modesty, the band chose quite a peculiar way to structure the album: the vocals in the tracks are less and less used until the album just naturally fades away with the calm notes of the Outro.
The Sand Band encourages an overall contemplative approach to their music even if they scarcely conform to preconceptions, which makes the listening, although quite short, extremely intense. “All Through The Night” is surely a great way to start this band’s promising career, keep an eye on them!
01. Set Me Free
02. To Be Where You Are
03. Song That Sorrow Sings
04. Burn The House / Hourglass
05. Burn The House / Hourglass
06. If This Is Where It Ends / Outro
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