Sandira

Sandira

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Indie Rock, PJ Harvey fronting The Strokes. A Pixies influenced Patty Smith. or Siouxsie Sioux on Valium. “Sandira” are London UK based with a multi-national line up, a high energy, punchy guitar based sound and a powerfull female vocalist. Second single "Sound the Alarm " out 14th October 2007.

Biography

Lead Vocalist:Sandira herself (from New Zealand) is a brilliant multi- percussionist with a deep love of Indie, and new wave song structure. She grew up playing percussion with The Shamen, Loop Guru and William Orbit. She has sidelined her percussive skills to shine as rhythm guitarist and Lead vocals (evoking PJ Harvey & Patty Smith in power and emotional vocabulary).
Lead Guitar:Miguel Barreto (from Portugal) brings rock licks, cross rhythms and riffs aka Skunk Anancy-Queens of the Stone Age, all mixed up and energised. He started life playing for beer money in the bars of Portugal. If he didn’t know it he’d learn it in the break or bring it in the next day. Needles to say the more successful he became the more beers he drank and the les coherent he became. We pay him in guitar strings now.
Bass:Rodrigo Lemos Nun’s Brazilian heritage is the groove; He arrived in London two years ago to study music met the band in his first week here.
Drums: Peppe Celardo is Italian and simply the best drummer. Finding Sandira before he even found somewhere to live or work. Now studying Drums @ Drum Tech. He likes scary industrial metal but we forgive him.
Sandira have been recording with the blessings of Pete Skank @ Corrupt Drive Studio. Sound the Alram is their third offering Due for release on Corrupt Drive Records on 14th October2007. Sandira are a hybrid band with loads of ideas and a great attertude.

Lyrics

Sound the alarm

Written By: Sandira

Sound the alarm

Verse 1
Global markets
Oil prices
World trade deficit
Humanity crisis

Verse2
Ice caps melting
Desertification
Oil moguls
Push disinformation

Chorus
Sound the alarm,
The water’s getting higher every day
Sound the alarm
The message is dyer
If we don’t rescue Gaia
Your gonna need a snorkel or a gun.

Hanging on the Wire

Written By: Sandira

Hanging on the wire(kieth Brannagh directed frankenstien)

Verse one
16 years, so young
Tommy signed up, was given a gun
Marched away in a uniform
3 weeks later he would, kill someone

Chorus
Hanging on the wire
Hanging on the wire
Hanging on the wire, in no mans land
They left him hanging on the wire
Hanging on the wire
Hanging on the wire, in no mans land
You should have heard him cry
It’s no way to die
Mother, Mother, Mo, ther,

Verse two
Life shut down, a tunnel of mud
So dam tired he don’t see the blood
Now way out, no end in sight
Enough to loose your faith in grud

Have mercy, cut me down
Dear lord, cut me down

Dont Make me Laugh

Written By: Sandira

Don’t make me Laugh

Verse one
The sun is shining every day
Above the clouds it just don’t go away
And though the rain it falls so hard
Beneath my brolly I just smile and say……..

Chorus
Don’t make me laugh
It aint that funny,
I can’t, Help, myself
Don’t make me cry
It aint that funny,
Help myself
I’m gunna Laugh Laugh Laugh……..

Verse two
Sometimes I crumble and I rust
Shit happens to the very best of us
And though I hang my head in shame
I shouldn’t take myself so serious?

Sound teh Alarm

Written By: Sandira ( Sandra Michael)

Sound the alarm

Verse 1

Global markets
Oil prices
World trade deficit
Humanity crisis

Chorus

Sound the alarm,
The water’s getting higher every day
Sound the alarm
The message is dyer
If we don’t rescue Gaia
Your gonna need a snorkel or a gun.

Verse2

Ice caps melting
Desertification
Oil moguls
Push disinformation

Chorus

Sound the alarm,
The water’s getting higher every day
Sound the alarm
The message is dyer
If we don’t rescue Gaia
Your gonna need a snorkel or a gun.

Middle 8

Chorus X 2
Sound the alarm,
The water’s getting higher every day
Sound the alarm
The message is dyer
If we don’t rescue Gaia
Your gonna need a snorkel or a gun.

Sound the alarm
We’re drowning were drowning
Sound the alarm
Sound the alarm, gout our of the street if you can’t stand the heat
Sound the alarm, your gona need a snorkel or a gun!

Discography

"Blood Rose"- Single-Independent release.
"Hanging on the Wire"- single ( 3 songs). released uk: nov 06 on corrupt drive records.( distribution via plastic Head at HMV and amazon) Radio air play Rockerilla – Radio Capodistia and London Calling. very good reviews
"Sound the alram " release date 13th october 2007 also on Corrupt drive records via CD Baby, iTunes , Napster etc

Set List

We have a 1 hour set list of original songs .