SANDNESS - Play The Part (May 20, 2022)

SANDNESS – Play The Part

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New release from: SANDNESS – Play The Part (May 20, 2022)

Italian classic 80’s hair metal-inspired band SANDNESS will be releasing their fourth studio album entitled Play The Part this coming May 2022 via Rockshots Records. The album follows their two previous released records on Rockshots Records, 2020 EP Enter Please (2020) and 2019 LP Untamed.

The new album is produced, mixed and mastered by Michele Guaitoli and features twelve original tracks including a bonus cover version of KISS‘ “Turn On The Night“. The lyrics written for the full length give an insight to how the band kept themselves busy and entertained during the first lockdown in the spring of 2020.

The band comments:

Play Your Part is a different kind of animal from our previous releases, due to the lockdown, we had more time to think and work on the songs. We also worked a lot more with our producer Michele, who helped us bring our music to the next level. The new album is more mature and inspired by different styles: hard rock, classic rock, heavy metal, 70’s rock n’ roll, but also pop music from different decades. Overall, we want people to feel good when they listen to our songs. We feel our music brings you to a dimension where everything is solvable with some dance moves or some headbanging. Give you the bright side of things to escape the difficult times.

SANDNESS shares the first single off the full length. Entitled “High Tide“, the record’s opening track is heavily influenced by the rock gods of the ’70s. Producer Michele Guaitoli came up with the idea to add rock piano on the track, which gives it an Elton John influence.

Watch and listen to the music video for “High Tide” below.

Since their first independent release in 2010, Sandness has toured Europe multiple times, playing small venues and festivals in Latvia, France, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands and Croatia. Over the years, the band shared the stage with renowned musicians such as Adam Bomb, L.A. Guns, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Reckless Love, Nazareth and Lita Ford.

Track Listing:

1. High Tide (3:36)
2. No Filter (3:15)
3. Someone So Bad (3:46)
4. Today Tonight (3:46)
5. Supernova (2:51)
6. All I’ve Learnt (5:23)
7. Be The One (3:28)
8. Give It All (4:20)
9. Lights On (4:04)
10. The One Who Tricked The Devil (4:16)
11. Bad Company (3:56)
12. Go With The Flow (3:15)
13. Turn On The Night (Kiss Cover – Bonus Track) (3:47)
Album Length: 49:50

Band Line Up:

Mark Denkley – Bass guitar, lead and backing vocals
Metyou ToMeatyou – Drums and backing vocals
Robby Luckets – Guitars, lead and backing vocals

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