Drawing comparisons with iconic northern guitar bands like The Housemartins and The Smiths, Sandra’s Wedding are a Goole-based band who wear their working class routes firmly on their sleeves.
With catchy songs full of bright, jangly guitars and clever lyrics about northern life, the band’s 2017 debut album Northern Powerhouse and 2018 follow-up EP Good Morning, Bad Blood were both met with rave reviews.
The group released their eagerly-awaited new album ‘Frame Yourself’ in Spring 2020 and had planned to take their new tracks out for a thrilling live show on the road. However, the pandemic intervened, so the boys instead recorded an impromptu album entirely in lockdown entitled Banana Bread which was a free to download release, followed by a limited pressing on vinyl.
The band released Pleasure Grounds just out of lockdown and have been enjoying gigging the new tracks, with the title track Pleasure Grounds being hand picked by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage for airplay on Guy Garvey's Finest Hour BBC 6 Music radio show.
Currently working on more new material, be sure to catch them live at a venue near you when you can.
"I love that...and I do like it when I find a band name worse than my own." Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music
"Storytelling through music has almost become a lost art form. Thankfully, we still have bands like Sandra’s Wedding...if you like Gene, Longpigs and Pulp, you are in business." Andrew Lewis, Secret Meeting
"Sandra’s Wedding are certainly worthy of wider acclaim." - Rob Conlon, Gigslutz
"Like a cross between The Coral and The Housemartins" - Jericho Keys, BBC Radio York
"The lyrics of ‘Frame Yourself’ are its true star. ‘Humberside Gymnastics’ paints a dreary sense of isolation worthy of Shelagh Delaney’s ‘Taste of Honey’" Traveller's Tunes
"Their growing popularity is well deserved due to their obvious hard work and the musical brilliance they create within every track...10/10" - Revie Burns, Down The Rabbit Hole Magazine
"So what makes this quite as good as it is. Well it’s a grower, it charms you. It’s one of those sets of songs that creep up on you and worm their way into your head. Over my repeated listening I went from “well that’s quite nice” to “That’s some clever lyrics” to “why can’t I get that song out of my head” - Frank Roper, Local Sounds Focus