White Lucky Dragon
Swedish group Sandy Mouche doesn\'t use thick distortion and a cocky attitude to get your attention. It is just the other way around. They offer dual-language pop (a coctail of French and English) that grows the more you listen. Somebody said they sound like they set a John Bauer-painting to music. A transparent fairy is mirrored in the silent, dark small lake- surrounded by the black, high forest where sorrow and the often so difficult triviality interrupts. Sandy Mouche \'White Lucky Dragon\' is their first full-length album recorded in 2003. It was also released in Japan shortly after the Swedish release. Sandy Mouche now started their journey together, with a lot of sensitive, joyful and intimate live concerts to follow. The band consists of songwriter- and singercouple Martinique och Helena Josefsson, and the brothers Per (drums) and Ola (guitar) Blomgren. BACKGROUND: Sandy Mouche was born on a beach on Crete, Greece, fall 2001. The Josefsson couple and Per with his girlfriend Hanna was on a holiday together as Martinique showed them a song, "A Year", in his minidisc. They sat in a café on the beach, eating. The song was vibrating, with it's thin sound. The melody, the voice of Martinique and the chords were strong and told us to start a band. Down by the towels again, we started looking for a name. Per and Helena had already played together for six years in other groups, but Martinique had played in other constellations. Per dug the hot sand and shouted: -"Sandy!" Helena watched her new family. All three had a mouche in their faces, on the left side. Sandy Mouche had then seen the light of day. It sounded like a woman´s name. We would lay there telling each other about who she was. Then the idea to sing in French and English was born. To this day, the band believes she is a young woman who lives in every band member making sure we stay on the right track. It didn´t take long before Pers big brother Ola was part of the band. Demos were recorded in Per´s bedroom, and in a studio together with Danyal Taylan, who played the bass from that point until 2004. An EP was released and sent to producer Christoffer Lundquist, who with his huge ears and genuine feeling felt like the perfect collaborator. Sandy Mouche decided to release an album on their own label which they named Magpie Music. Because Magpies love things that glitter and collect them.