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London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Rock Metal




"Classic Rock Review “We’re Here Now”"

“Centre-Lane 21st Century classic rock you can take to the bank. A solid steel wall of intractable guitar punches you full in the face, while a tumescent vocal roars along to a driving, propulsive backbeat you could tie a randy carthorse to. Frisky” - Classic Rock Magazine

"Paul Anthony. Planet Rock."

Paul Anthony. Planet Rock. - Paul Anthony. Planet Rock.

""Sondura have a prosperous future awaiting them""

"Sondura have a prosperous future awaiting them"
- Rocksound

""British Rockers with genuine grit and raw catharsis""

"British Rockers with genuine grit and raw catharsis"
- Metal Hammer

"“Sondura prove why they are one of the most hotly tipped bands of the rising new generation of rock.”"

“Sondura prove why they are one of the most hotly tipped bands of the rising new generation of rock.” - Firebrand Magazine

"“I like this band; good, solid hard rock with no pretension, just big riffs and big hooks.”"

“I like this band; good, solid hard rock with no pretension, just big riffs and big hooks.”

- POWERPLAY October 2013


Still working on that hot first release.



These are exciting times for rock and metal fans in the UK. The last few years have seen a huge explosion of young bands from every corner of the country, each with their own distinctive sound born from a devotion to both the heaviest and best music of the past and the freshness and vitality that always emerges when a musical movement embarks on a major step along its evolutionary path. British heavy music is basking in the blaze of a new golden age. And thats where Sondura come in.

This is a great time to be a rock band in the UK, states frontman Tom Watson. Anyone who likes rock and metal will be able to relate to what we do. We know we can take this all the way

Formed by Tom and his younger brother, guitarist Jack, Sondura have the songs, the sound and the dedication to become the next big British rock band. Having been through a couple of bass players, a settled line-up eventually came together and they found their true direction - propelled along furiously by the air-tight rhythm section of bassist Steve Dillon and drummer Fred Green. Late in 2012 they added a new member in Luke Genders on guitar. Already a friend, having toured with Sondura in his previous band, Jack says: Luke added a final touch to the band, a sparkle if you like, especially live.

The quintet have struck upon a uniquely powerful and accessible signature sound that combines the crushing, belligerent sonic might of Black Album-era Metallica with the incisive radio-friendly sensibilities of Foo Fighters, Nickelback or Alter Bridge and the edgy verve of Hundred Reasons; a fresh and invigorating collision of styles that deserve to propel Sondura towards rock stardom.

Ultimately, for Sondura - the name means hard sound - its all about the power of the song. As showcased on their debut album, Live Before You Die, the band had already developed an astute grasp of the melodic candour and dynamic oomph required to send shivers of recognition down the spine. An impressive statement of intent, it is nevertheless bettered by their brand new opus, Undivided. Commencing with the pure rush of exhilaration that is the new single Were Here Now [showcased by Classic Rock magazine on their Unleashed 15 Of The Hottest New Bands In Britain cover mount CD in the early summer of 2013], there is a dark, fluid swagger to its contents that can be heard in the albums many highlights, including the brash and confident You Remain, the anthem-in-waiting Another Bottle Down and the insanely catchy Suffocating.

Were a melodic metal band with catchy hooks, says Jack. We want people to remember our songs. We want people to leave our gigs saying For fucks sake! I cant get that song out of my head!, you know? Thats what its all about for us. We want to reach as many people as we can. He concludes: We want to go as far as we can, get out there and prove ourselves. We want to be big and we know we can do it.

Sondura are perfectly placed to convert their ambition and devotion to the art of music making into genuine success. So while youre listening to the new album, or soaking up their infectious energy at a show on their forthcoming UK tour, try to imagine a future where Sondura arent one of the UKs biggest new bands. Cant be done, can it?

Sondura are:
Tom Watson - Vocals
Jack Watson - Guitars/Vocals
Luke Genders - Guitars/Vocals
Fred Green - Drums
Steve Dillon - Bass Guitar

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