TONSTARTSSBANDHT (no, I have no idea how you pronounce that), are a brother-brother duo originally from Florida but now splitting their time between Montreal and Brooklyn. They’ve been releasing stuff since 2008 but most of it is too experimental for me until recently where they have injected some melodies into the music. Their last 4-track EP simply titled ‘Russian Tour Tape 2013’ was released for their tour around Russia and the Ukraine with Dirty Beaches. It’s this EP which is where I am grabbed, the blues guitar parts with the psychedelic vocal lines create a sound somewhere between the sounds of the American deep south and that of 1960’s Woodstock jams.
They are currently on tour in Europe and will be heading to the UK on Sunday 19th May playing Manchester, London, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle. Check out the dates here.