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Interview: Tonstartssbandht

Interview: Tonstartssbandht

Monday 15th December, 2014 3:04PM

Tonstartssbandht (pronounced tahn-starts-bandit) is Florida-born Brooklyn-based brothers Andy and Edwin White, who together forge incredible lo-fi experimental jams that are underpinned by an influence of Creedence Clearwater-esque classic rock. Growing up in a household with a father who was a guitar master that would literally play back-to-front and upside down had an influence on the two siblings, who are prolific in their own musical output. Aside from their combined project, Andy and his 12-string Danelecto play with Mac DeMarco's band and Edwin (who plays percussion for Tonstartssbandht) has his own solo project, Eola. However, they make the time to traverse the globe performing together, crafting their long-form cuts live in front of the audience and self-recording the sets for future release. With the twosome heading over to New Zealand in the new year as part of their Large Baby Tour through Asia and Australia, UnderTheRadar caught up with the pair for a chat about large babies, brotherhood and growing up in the eccentric Sunshine State...

Click here to read the full interview with Tonstartssbandht, and stream their latest album below

Tonstartssbandht are playing at Chronophonium festival in the new year, as well as headline shows in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Head over here for more details and for tickets.


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