Close vocal harmonies and intricate, Appalachian-infused guitar from this UK indie-folk duo

Sandtimer's official bio

Sandtimer is a British indie-folk duo formed by Hampshire-based musicians Robert Sword and Simon Thomas. Featuring close vocal harmonies and intricate, Appalachian-infused guitar textures, Sandtimer aim to combine innovative, leftfield ideas with classic songcraft to create something at once edgy and familiar.

Sandtimer released their first EP, Different Seas, with Folkstock Records in 2015, followed by Mackerel at the end of 2016. Their recordings have been featured by stations such as BBC Radio 6 and BBC Introducing, attracting high praise from Welsh folk singer Frank Hennessy and luminaries across the blogosphere including popular playlist creator Alex Rainbird. As a performing duo, they have toured the UK acoustic circuit frequently and, in 2016, ventured to west Canada for their first tour abroad. They will be releasing their first full-length album in 2018 which they will be supporting with tours around Germany, Canada and the UK.

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