Drawing influences from the likes of Neil Young
, Nick Drake
and Joni Mitchell
, Sandtimer weave intricate guitar counterpoints with Appalachian-infused vocal harmonies to underpin their percussive, uplifting and often somewhat left field songs.
Sandtimer released their debut EP, Different Seas
at the end of 2015, followed by Mackerel
the following year, which they supported with a tour of west Canada. Sword and Thomas are often accompanied in their live performances by touring bassist and backing vocalist Rachel Thomas, as well as percussionist Alex Jackson. They are now working on their debut full-length album, which will be released sometime in 2018 and supported with tours of the UK, Germany and Canada.