After gigging extensively in London in the late 2000's under the name 'Remote,' childhood friends Graham Clarke and Martin O'Donnell, returned home to Edinburgh (accompanied by London born guitarist Richard Kelley) in search of like minded artists. They teamed up with Headspin Dj's, Colin Millar & Alan Dunbar to form the first incarnation of Sanna, blending hip hop beats with delay drenched guitars.
Inspired by their time playing at Hank Dog's legendary nights in Peckham, this line up started their own, genre defying mash up night, Club Welto which saw early performances from Fence Collective members such as HMS Ginafore. It was at one of these nights that they met cello playing multi-instrumentalist Sylvia Bell.
It would be the now trio of Clarke (vocals, groovebox), O'Donnell (guitar,beats, harmonies) and Bell (cello, clarinet, harmonies) that would go on to write and record the songs that form their debut album.
Having released the Elements Ep in 2014 and Transformation Ep 2016, gaining airplay on 6 music and Radio Scotland, they now release their debut album, Carbon Compound Combinations, on KWAMYC records on 18th May 2019.
Having been almost entirely recorded in their own (now demolished) studio, an old photography studio loft in Leith, it is a hauntingly captivating body of work. Ethereal, hypnotic and exquisitely played, it leaves its mark long after the final note sounds.
Vocals / Groovebox
Guitar / Beats
Cello / Clarinet / Harmonies
SEE YE’S AT OUR LAUNCH NIGHT ON THE 18TH MAY 2019
TO CELEBRATE OUR ALBUM RELEASE…