Brothers Andy and Edwin White are notable musicians in their own right –
Andy, for some, is better known as Mac DeMarco’s new guitarist, while Edwin
for his solo project Eola. However together, the Floridian brothers are
Tonstartssbandht (pronounced tahn-starts-bandit), producing self-proclaimed
“psychedelic boogie rock”.
Their sound inevitably grows in a live setting as the two brothers blaze
through super tight long-form jams. Edwin’s driving percussion never drops a
beat, while Andy creates luscious and expansive sounds on his 12-string
Danelectro, melding perfectly with the duo’s angelic vocal harmonies.
They navigate their souls and psyches onstage, embracing the sense of
urgency, pain, and ecstasy in the human experience and impulsiveness too.
Describing his performance process to Interview Magazine, Andy states: “I
will sometimes just sit down and let some technical aspect of my set-up, like a
certain effect or a sort of reaction I’m getting from the route of my signal…
inspire something spontaneous.”
This approach has taken the band repeatedly throughout Russia, Europe and
North America, and it will finally see them in Australia for the first time ever!
Described by Ad Hoc as a “once-in-a-lifetime band the first time you see
them. And, well, also the second, and third time, and so on,” Tonstartssbandht
is a tour not to be missed!