In late 2015, Joe Hodgson realised he’d unwittingly written an album. He asked Luke if he wanted to drum, asked Tom if he wanted to play bass and asked Jonny if he wanted to play guitar. They all said “yes.”
The result was Northern Powerhouse, an eleven song debut album that looked at love, loss and life in Northern England. The lead single, Death By Hanging, was chosen as BBC Introducing North Yorkshire’s Track Of The Week with other songs receiving airplay across many Yorkshire radio stations.
The record received positive reviews, being described as “worthy of wider acclaim,” “one of those sets of songs that creep up on you and worm their way into your head,” and “ relatable and bursting with personality.” Many reviews compared the sound of the album to that of The Smiths, Pulp and The Beautiful South with one reviewer saying “their growing popularity is well deserved due to their obvious hard work and the musical brilliance they create within every track…10/10.”
The band have played extensively around Yorkshire since the release, doing radio shows and an acclaimed BBC North Yorkshire Introducing session in November, while releasing a festive single in December entitled Spite Christmas in order to raise money for a local charity.
They are now currently working on a follow up EP that should be released shortly.
Sandra’s Wedding was born out of a desire to create music we enjoy sharing with others.
“This ain’t Hollywood, it’s a former ship-building town.”