Sandra’s Wedding were formed in 2016 in Goole, East Yorkshire. The line up of Joe Hodgson (vocals, rhythm guitar), Jonny Hughes (lead guitar), Luke Harrison (drums) came together to record songs which became their debut album, Northern Powerhouse (2017). Corey Jones joined on bass as a temporary member and has since become a more permanent fixture.
The band have drawn comparisons to a wide range of bands from The Beautiful South, The Smiths, The Go Betweens, The La’s amongst others. Over the several LP and EP releases since 2017 there have been explorations of different sounds which reflect the bands strong desire to not become pigeonholed as any one type of act. Their catalogue ranges from high octane power pop to soulful ballads with earworm laden jangle-pop and painfully simple acoustic tunes wedged between.
The debut single release from Frame Yourself, ‘Lip Service’, was named BBC Radio York Introducing’s ‘Track of The Week’ upon release and has since been one of their Tracks of 2020 as well as other nationwide radio play. The single features the renowned percussionist Gary Hammond and explores the heady mix of insecure males, mega pixel cameras and an apparently captive audience.
It’s impossible to not listen to incredible single from beginning to end, the bright pop melodies will capture your attention, as you listen to this incredible single you can’t help but hear the seminal 80s pop-soul band. The strong vocals and brilliant instrumentals will have you hooked within seconds and you will love what you are hearing.
It usually takes me a few listens to a new single for me to fully get into it, especially if it’s a single from a band I’ve recently discovered, however, this was not the case when I pressed play on this debut single.
This is an impressive single, the band have managed to create a single that shows off their musical talents and combined classic sounds we love to hear with their own unique sounds. This was the first time I had heard from this incredible band and it’s safe to say I was impressed with what I heard, and I am a fan of this brilliant band.
By Siân Parker