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Johnny Sands


Jack To Phono

Released: 21st April 2017 | 10 track pop album

Please welcome Johnny Sands - a striking new talent from Lancashire .

Combining a delicate piano melody alongside drum machines, analog synths and Sands' distinct vocals, the three-minute slice of pop showcases Johnny's skills as an accomplished producer and singer.

Son of a Parisian jazz musician and his muse, a psychologist who pioneered talking to animals, Johnny grew up immersed in music and arts. After travelling extensively and a brief dalliance as a model, Sands settled in Liverpool and quickly embedded himself in the local music scene curating and promoting gigs as well as working on his own music.

A fruitful collaboration swiftly followed between himself and Swiss producer Dave Berger (Outfit) and after they disbanded, Sands concentrated on his solo efforts and self-released an EP, 'Postcards'. The positive feedback galvanised him and he got to work on a debut album - which 'Arno Arno' is taken from.

Creating fragile soundscapes, Sands' influences range from Air, Neil Young and Serge Gainsbourg to Talk Talk and The Blue Nile.

"303 Piano flecked loveliness. Download of the month"
Reviews, Sunday Times
"If you’re looking for a beautiful and melodic soundtrack to your summer then the debut album from Johnny Sands could be a contender."
Meryl Curbley, The Metropolist
"New cut 'A Friend' is a gentle introduction, with the fragile soundscape set against those subtle lyric"
Robin Murray, The Clash
"It’s a slice of summer in your ear, and shows the strength of the man’s songwriting perfectly. We like this. It makes us smile. It makes the sun shine in our ears. Nice one. More please, Johnny."
Paul Fitzgerald, Get into This
"This chap is a one man Radiohead, a man playing us stadium sounding anthems"
Keith Goldhanger, Louder Than War
"A Friend , Das Pop and Arno Arno all on Xposure List"
John Kennedy, Radio X
"Johnny Sands returns with his new single Arno Arno, taken from his current EP and delivers sparkling vocals over an atmospheric track that has so much space it’s easy to roll around inside it. Tantalisingly melodious and beautifully produced."
Reviews, Popped Music
"Das Pop has a lovely steady groove, strong techno-hooks and a rawness in the singing that has me looking forward to more."
Raphael Doyle, Fresh on the Net
"Arno Arno is a beautifully, evocative tune, replete with wistful melodies and a heartfelt vocal."
Andy Von Pip, VPME