The members of Zurich-based band Len Sander - built around vocalist, songwriter, visual artist and sociologist Blanka Inauen and producer Al Hug - share the goal of blending music, art, fashion, and a brace of other disciplines into an eclectic and expressive union.
At the release of their debut ‘Phantom Garden’ in early 2015, Len Sander had already been signed by Mouthwatering Records, a label representing some of Switzerland’s keenest musicians such as Odd Beholder, Laskaar and True. The songs on their debut album have been remixed by household names such as Pablo Nouvelle, Wolfman’s Angelo Repetto, Dave Eleanor, Knor and Oilst and Ben Jarli. The band’s next single ‘Places’ went through the roof, being played on BBC1, SRF3, SRF Virus, Couleur3, Rete 3 as well as MTV/Viva.
Just one year after, the hyper-productive group delivered the EP ‘Saltlick’. While splitting her time between Zurich and Berlin, singer Blanka befriended DJ and musician Alex Barck, an integral member of the producer-collective Jazzanova. Together with Comixxx, Alex Barck produced a remix of Saltlick and in exchange, Blanka delivered vocals for Barck’s and Comixxx’ project ‘Homeless’. At the end of the year, Len Sander went on to win two awards from independent radio station GDS.FM for Best EP and Best Live Act.
In October 2017, the band released the single ‘Woman On The Run’. The album ‘The Future Of Lovers’ (mixed by Hannes Bieger) followed soon thereafter in January 2018. Musically influenced by diverse artists such as Solange Knowles and Justin Vernon, the oeuvre examines philosophical questions about the state of sex and love in our post-digital world.
At this point in time the band has proven their digital worth by reaching over 1 million plays on Spotify while maintaining a widespread acknowledgement of their live presence after performing intriguing live shows at some of Switzerland’s most important festivals such as Gurten Festival, Paléo Festival, Moon and Stars, Montreux Jazz Festival and Zurich Openair.
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