Darby Street Live, the micro-festival that saw the likes of many talented local musicians and artists come together on Darby Street, is well and truly done and dusted for 2018. 😢Alas, fingers are crossed that this event will return again for 2019!Read More
SANDPAPER 20 YEAR ANNIVERSAY - RED VINYL SINGLE RELEASEDIt’s been nearly 20 years since the members of SANDPAPER: Anthony Dean (drums), Geoff Mullard (guitar and vocals) and Andrew Macdonald (bass) first got together “for a jam” in the dingy Arc-Up Studios basement in Mayfield near Newcastle.
Now the SANDPAPER legend has been reignited with a new re-release on 7” Red Vinyl Single featuring one of legendary crowd favorites ‘Lostoss’ from the Sandpaper EP which was recorded, engineering and produced by Tim Powles of ‘The Church’ fame at Kilby’s Karmic Hit Studio.
‘Lostoss’ is about surfing at one of Newcastle’s renowned beach spots as known “Loss Toss”. The song tells a torrid tale of the endeavor and dream to catch the perfect wave out and away from the rocks “The hard paddle makes me want you more. Love you more, Love you more, respect you more. I feel the crave of another wave“.
As one reviewer talked about the band “…it’s the struggle to maintain balance and urgency... The Unique song structure... The passionate live delivery. This is SANDPAPER. Chaos lurks in the backbeat...sometimes it cascades through on a wave of white noise and other times gets blasted away by a classic melody. This balance between craftsmanship and raw energy makes the SANDPAPER world revolve and the evidence has been preserved in the vital tones”. One of Sandpaper’s legendary songs and crowd favorites is from their EP is called Losstoss; it is about riding the board at one of Newcastle’s renounced surfing spots as known “Loss Toss”. The song tells a torrid tale of the dream and endeavor to catch the perfect wave from the rocks and ride it out and away. “The hard paddle makes me want you more. Love you more, Love you more, respect you more. I feel the crave of another wave“.
It’s our first ‘record’ and it has already been selling fast and getting a lot of interest from punters far and wide. The single also includes three songs from the Greatest Hits Volume 2 CD namely Does it Feel, Saturday Night and Digestion and was released to coincide with the 20 Year Anniversary Gig held recently at the Lass O’Gowrie hotel in Newcastle which was totally off the hook with a big crowd turning up for the event.