Savage Youth

by Sandy Hsu

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Sandy Hsu is a vibrant emerging songwriter from Melbourne. Her music is a mix of of self-doubt and discovery, an expression of the youth experience in suburbia.

Surrounding herself with music from a young age, Sandy started writing songs at ten, began learning guitar at the age of twelve and by the time she was seventeen, she’d already released two EPs, Sandy and Suburbia. Although originally only intended to be released as part of a school assignment, Suburbia was exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria (Ian Potter Centre), shortlisted for TopArts Class, and received praise from many local blogs for it’s insightful and playful lyricism.

“So incredibly impressed I was, by the depth and complexity of what I was hearing, I just didn’t really stop listening.” - sadgrrrlsclub - Laura Kebby

Self-described as “Suburban Sad-Girl Dream Pop”, Sandy creates a musical world that is raw, anti-perfect, and almost intrusive to listen to. Personal insights that, when mixed with pop melodies feel like a dream and sound like a sigh of despair at four in the morning.

In 2016, Sandy’s unique style caught the ears of youth led record label Decibels Records and she was quickly signed to their roster for the year long programme. During the year she worked on her follow up recording Savage Youth, further developing her story telling, and enhanced her music with live and electronic elements.

The resulting EP was produced by Sandy herself, and mixed and engineered by Nick Herrera (Hiatus Kaiyote, Kalacoma) at Decibels youth Music Centre, Reservoir, Melbourne.


released November 18, 2016

Produced by Sandy Hsu, and mixed and engineered by Nick Herrera at Decibels youth Music Centre, Reservoir, Melbourne.



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Decibels Records Reservoir, Australia

Darebin City Council's Decibels Records is a youth-run record label in Northcote, Victoria.

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