Sonder – The Good Ship, Kilburn 21/4/2015


Sonder are a 4 piece, female fronted band whose music explores the genres of rock, pop punk and post hardcore. We saw them at The Good Ship in a stripped down acoustic version of themselves. They played a very good set, mostly covers but some original pieces. Opening with a really lovely Bryan Adams’ “Heaven”, and a very cool cover of James Bay’s “Hold Back the River” we found Sonder to be very endearing, particularly lead singer, Albana Abazi, who we found to be very unprepossessing and modest – a direct contrast to her ballsy punk vocals!

Sonder’s cover of The Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” was quite poignant, and we were also struck by Sonder’s strong guitar. We enjoyed their original song (the name of which we missed, sadly) – this is where Albana came into her own – singing the band’s own songs allowed her to give it all she had.

In all we really enjoyed Sonder’s set, and would like to hear what they are like when all members are playing. Check out Sonder on Facebook, as well as Albana Abazi on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud and Youtube.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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