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“ Exquisite melodic sounds and great harmonies delivering an acoustic delight for the listener. “
Christopher Bowden

" Delightful harmonies to soothe the soul. Reminds me a little of Fleet Foxes or, for those who go that far back, Ozark Mountain Daredevils "
Les Ray

Sandtimer, a new folk rock duo from Hampshire, are releasing their first EP with Folkstock Records on November 27th. Including their dreamy debut singles If I Were A River – which received warm praise from BBC Introducing South, BBC Radio Wales and a host of independent stations around the country – and Cold Shoulder, which now appears in its full-length form, as well as four new songs, Different Seas showcases Sandtimer's melodic songwriting, intricate guitar lines and stunning harmonies.

“Sandtimer's music is simply gorgeous, with haunting harmonies and rich choruses which stay in your head long after you've heard the song,” according to Hertfordshire-based Folkstock Records. “We are honoured to be able to present more of this original and well crafted music to a developing and enthusiastic audience.”

The band have booked The Willow Tree in Winchester as the location of their EP launch gig on November 27th, reflecting the support the venue has shown for their music since they did their first performance there in June last year. Joining Sandtimer on the night will be special guest Minnie Birch, a ‘label mate’ from Folkstock Records who has recently released her debut album, Floundering, to great acclaim.


Rob Sword and Simon Thomas formed Sandtimer in the summer of 2014 as a vehicle for performing their original songs, after previously collaborating on several diverse musical projects. Taking inspiration from the songwriting and leftfield lyrics of indie musicians such as Beck, the alternate guitar tunings of Nick Drake, and the sparse textures and rhythms of Appalachian music, Sandtimer places its focus on the interplay between Rob and Simon's vocals and guitar playing.

If you would like to interview the band or need any more information, please let me know
Helen Meissner – Folkstock@hotmail.co.uk


released November 27, 2015



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Boutique label releasing handpicked singer songwriters from the Folkstock fold.
Most engineering, mixing and mastering by Lauren Deakin Davies.
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