Formed in 2020 by songwriters June Biancalana and Simon Jackson, The Sand Spiders are a mix of pop punk, alternative rock, and indie with a love for high tempo, guitar based music. Spidey J and Spidey Si met virtually in a songwriting workshop in 2020 and recognised a shared musical taste and drive that quickly became The Sand Spiders. In the USA, Spidey J is a recognised writer and performer in her own right. Across the Pacific, in Aotearoa/NZ, Spidey Si is a long time writer and musician and producer. With influences from Blondie to The Ramones, the band thrives on up tempo driving songs with a determination to avoid clichés and find different things to express.