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MP3 Sound Sanctuary - Dust

An intimate and infectious electro-indie sound that is built with lo-fi drum loops (a little reminiscent of Air) and 60''s inspired west coast harmonies.

11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, ELECTRONIC: Chill out

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REVIEWS
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FAIR HEARING (https://www.tradebit.com)
Reviewing Dust (LP)
"This album is an absolute favourite. I keep playing it, I never tire of it. The most beautiful and harmonic singing you could ever imagine. It''s warm, honeyed and addictive – obviously influenced by Crosby & co/Buffalo Springfield but not Americana''d by any means. Neither is it Anglo-folk corny and overwrought! This music connects by its rooting in organic and heartfelt elements… and I have long since surrendered to the insistent ''Enemy'', the introspective pumping groove of ''Broken Signs'' and the twinkling handclapped spaced-out, lament ''Got The Feeling''. Sound Sanctuary are in a part of the music world that they have created themselves avoiding the clichés most other acts pile on with no shame. Truly deserving of a fair hearing if any act ever was!" - Pete Sargeant


MUSIC OMH (https://www.tradebit.com)
Reviewing Contact (EP)
"Imagine Brian Eno producing the everly brothers in an overgrown suburban greenhouse. There is a sly imagination here and a gift for melody" – Tony Heywood


THE BEAT
Reviewing Contact (EP)
"There''s a touch of Paul Weller to Fades Away and Invisible but for the most part if you close your eyes and imagine Simon and Garfunkel gone electronica you won''t be far off." - Mike Davies



Nick Luscombe (XFM)
Comments on Contact (EP)
"I''m totally into this. I''m going to be playing this on the radio this Sunday and at home for the rest of the summer - great production, cool songs!" - Nick Luscombe


NEW NOISE (https://www.tradebit.com)
Reviewing Broken Signs (single)
"An absolutely gorgeous, chilled-out little number... rich, smooth and incredibly decadent."


ATOMIC DUSTER (https://www.tradebit.com)
Reviewing Broken Signs (single)
"It''s more likely that you''ll hear Gomez, a likeness that shines through on the lead track and the group''s spacious production allows the room to fully appreciate their https://www.tradebit.com this new single the group have created something quite unexpected that should act as a good starting point for a career that should shine." - Nick James
9/10


SUBBA-CULTCHA (https://www.tradebit.com)
Reviewing Broken signs (single)
"Dreamscape of epic proportions, like ever decreasing circles, you lose yourself blissfully!"


TWISTED OUTLOOK (https://www.tradebit.com)
Reviewing Broken signs (single)
"With Broken Signs, Sound Sanctuary have succeeded where so many bands before them have failed - in breaking the mould; being different. If Richard Ashcroft ever had a secret lovechild with Suzanne Vega, I would expect the resulting spawned musical genius to produce something like this." - KJS


TELETEXT
Reviewing Broken Signs (single)
"Playful whoosh of Lemon Jelly and Zero 7''s ambient vocals. Could be a blissed-out fave with Big Chillers." - John Earls
6/10


ROOM 13 (https://www.tradebit.com)
Reviewing Broken Signs (single)
"The harmonious flow of the track, and the snippets and samples that filter their way into the introductions, brings to mind the Beta Band and their genre-blending. The lyrics have an ethereal feel to them as well, in the space of a few lines managing to debate the existence of God, Love and Rock n Roll."
9/13


BIG CHILL (https://www.tradebit.com)
Live Review at Gazastock Festival ''06
"Sound Sanctuary headlined on Friday night, after my warm up set. They are a 4 piece with a very English pastoral sound. Accoustic guitars, shimmering clean lead guitar & some gorgeous 3 part vocal harmonies. Think Nick Drake meets Echo & the Bunnymen, with maybe a dash of the Kings of Convienience. They delivered an involving, atmospheric set to a full tent. Post gig research shows they have earnt plays by Nick Luscombe." - dialog


TWISTED OUTLOOK (https://www.tradebit.com)
Interview on Sound Sanc.
"We''ve found a band who we really think will be huge in the foreseeable future. That band is Sound Sanctuary. KJS and Banxy had an enjoyable Q&A with two members of the band - Toby and Dave - and what decent blokes they were." - KJS & Bankxy


BIOG
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Toby (vocals & guitar) Dave (vocals & bass) and Andy (vocals & percussion) have been writing music together since 1998 and played their first gigs together as ''The Glorious Amber Life''. Millzy joined on lead guitar in the spring of 2002 and ''Sound Sanctuary'' was born.

Their experience of playing out was usually turning up at parties, being given an acoustic guitar and playing in kitchens, bedrooms and gardens. Being based in Kent (Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge) there were few venues and they knew that they''d have to go to London. So in 2002 they played at ''The Rock Garden'', ''Sound'', ''The Kings Head'', ''The Hope and Anchor'' and ''W14'', promoting a solo album (The Sound Sanctuary) that Toby had recorded at The Old Barn studio in the small village of Hildenborough. Anyone who''s been to these venues will know how it works - loads of people from Kent would catch a train to support them but their music would not reach fresh ears. However the album itself showed Toby''s song writing skills and help came from the strangest of places including Lynn Parsons who played several tracks on her night time Radio 2 show.

By the end of 2002 the band began writing together in Millzy''s parents'' (still not quite finished) house in Sevenoaks with a new confidence. It was then that producers Andy & Guy (Bombay Monkey) asked them if they''d like to work together at their soon to be finished studio ''Lo-Tek'' based in the Ashdown Forest (Winnie the Pooh country). Bombay Monkey''s experience was in electronica, dance, hip hop and Super Mario Karting. The duo had already made tracks for Ministry of Sound, DJ 1st Rate, and their own band Bombay Monkey but loved the acoustic side of Sound Sanctuary.

Between 2003 and 2004 the collaboration produced two demo CDRs which were played out at some of London''s best acoustic music venues in the summer of 2004, before they returned to the studio to begin work on their debut release. 2005 saw the release of the Contact EP and the band returned to the cream of these venues to promote the record with the introduction of drums and samples to the live experience. Contact earnt plays by Nick Luscombe on XFM, received some positive online reviews, and was distributed by Pinnalce to online and high street music stores nationwide including HMV, Virgin, Tesco, WHSmiths, https://www.tradebit.com and https://www.tradebit.com. In early 2006 the record also became available as a digital download on popular download stores such as iTunes, Napster, eMusic and Rhapsody.

After once again returning to the studio with their trusty producers (Bombay Monkey), Sound Sanctuary finally emerged with their debut album ''Dust'' in 2007. ''Broken Signs'', the first single from the album went on general release that summer and the band teamed up with Khaki Productions to make an excellent lo-fi music video to accompany the single. Also at this time a small but quite significant change to Sound Sanctuarys line up took place as Millzy took an extended leave from the bands live shows and made way for new recruit Steve Martin who joined them on drums. Most recently Sound Sanctuary have joined forces with Coffee Artists (their booking agent) who are currently booking and promoting a series of UK tours for the band for 2008.

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