The guys of Sandman Viper Command are brothers; not by blood, but by spirit. The four musicians (whose friendships date back to their early high school years in Burlington, Ontario) have been performing extensively in the GTA since the release of their first album, Everybody See This. Since the release of that album years ago, experiences on the road and in the studio have guided the band towards more focused goals; the latest being to complete their newest seven-inch record at The Barn Window studio before embarking on a tour of the North American east coast.
Rob Janson, the band’s lead vocalist and guitar player, notes that “we’re not a young band anymore…we can’t be making the same mistakes.” Similarly, drummer Matt Meyer expresses that Sandman struggles with the same problems that so many indie bands face, namely that “there are so many bands out there, and there are not a lot of spots, and a lot of people contending for [them].” Despite being a part of an extremely competitive music market where resources are very limited, Sandman Viper Command doesn’t plan on calling it quits any time soon; a testament to their dedication to writing music and being a part of a family.
Catch Sandman Viper Command live at the Horseshoe Tavern on May 25th in support of the release of Feel is Good.
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