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Amanda Norman and Stacey Cicivelli, life-long friends and musical partners, have survived various incarnations of various bands long enough to hone the sound they feel in their hearts and feet to a sharp point. Luckily, drummer Frank Morda (Ceres) and bass player/producer Ben McCarthy (Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke, Gin Wigmore) share the feeling.
All four have been seized by a passion to front the SANS intense indie pop sound, unashamedly fun with no hangups about late 80s pop pretensions, nor bleeding eardrums, nor requests from listeners to ‘slow down’.
Proud children of the Melbourne indie scene, Amanda and Stacey met sometime in the distant mists of high school. Song after song emerged from old acoustic guitars, crappy synths, plastic drums; then onto beat up laptops and terrible amps. Happy now in the grownup world (with the occasional loving screaming match), they took to the stages. Along the way, Frank Morda entered their orbit, and stayed for the ride. It took a chance listen on Unearthed by producer Ben McCarthy to complete the line-up – he liked their sound so much, he recorded their next EP, then asked to join the band. SANS time.
Currently jumping live all over Melbourne, SANS recorded their debut EP at the end of 2013 at the prestigious Sing Sing South studio, and the first single from it hits the airwaves (well, the internet) 6th of Feb, 2014 – ‘BLUEBIRD’. Pedal to the floor, shiny and shimmery, melodies with not a single note out of place.
‘Bluebird’ is the perfect track for summer [in Australia], with the full debut EP from SANS to be released mid-April.