Gig & EP Review: Tim & Sam’s Tim & The Sam Band

To put Laurie Lee’s words into music, is to present Tim & Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band. One listen to their EP, and you’ll have quenched a thirst for sounds you never knew you were thirsty for.

Tim & Sam's Tim & The Sam Band With Tim & Sam

Tim & Sam's Tim & The Sam Band With Tim & Sam

We first mentioned Tim and the Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band with Tim and Sam (…) in our review of Hafdis Huld’s Academy 3 show. I’m sorry Ms. Þrastardóttir, but these guys really did steal the evening. . Their blend of  ambient-folk instrumental sounds mixes obvious influences like Sigur Ros and Mum, but with subtler sounds more akin to Ludovicio Einaudi or even the brighter melodies of Air.

Multi-instrumentalist ‘front-man’ Tim McIver’s looped guitar-based melodies create an ideal base for the rich layers other members bring, incorporating the ambeince of clarinets, saxphones, pianos, organs; all overlain with simple, perfectly effective glockenspeil melodies. Backing this up are driving-but-not-garish percussion all helping the songs progress.

Tim & Sam’s EP is quite a find; it’s one of those, that you can’t listen to just one song: you just do not notice the journey the record takes you on until you’re at the end. It transports you away through pine-forests and hay-fields and English country lanes. domain tech info It isn’t monotonous nor repetitive, but just so perfectly executed it’s an absolute pleasure to listen to no matter what the occasion.

Out today is their new single on Static Caravan ‘Summer Solstice’ (it’s got to be done hasn’t it). We wish them all the best for the launch party today. If you like the sound of them, check out our free mp3 below, and consider their album, out October 5th. We’re confident that you will not have heard the last of these guys, and we certainly do not hope so. Definately one to check out for the future.


Tim & Sam’s MySpace | Static Caravan

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