Thandii’s sound is bold and playful, and in her words “an attempt to put a female stamp on an otherwise male-dominated sound.”
Beginning with “Another One”,(rel 9.2.18) Thandii is taking a great leap forward. From the rippling harp, through the beats which cross jazz into disco, right into Thandii’s gorgeously echoing vocal and a wah-wah heavy guitar solo that’s right out of 1970s there’s music which matches where it was created. Not quite pastoral, but a natural feel which bends to the inevitable modern surroundings.
Thandii explains the new songs were all “created here (in Margate) and Graham and I were trying to bring in this element of easy-breezy, ‘70s dreamy kind of thing….all the ‘e’ words haha! But still kind of being experimental with the vocal placement or the drum sound…. there’s definitely more of a ‘70s psychedelic element to them.”
Under dramatic skies that inspired JMW Turner’s Romantic landscape paintings, Thandii’s alternative psych tunes were created. Produced, written and recorded in the seaside town – the girl behind Thandii moved from London to Margate after a late night bet. “It was one of those nights where you’re out until 6am and you end up assessing what you’re actually doing with your life. Somewhere like California was probably the dream choice to relocate, but failing that… Margate has been incredible, a kind of west coast on the east coast…but colder!”
2017 saw the debut EP release – “Forgetful.” Support came in the shape of Huw Stephens (BBCR1), Abbie McCarthy (BBC Introducing In Kent), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Clash, LOBF, Independent and Wonderland.
Live shows included support slots with Theme Park and Jalen N’Gonda, as well as sets at Huw Stephens Presents and LeeFest.
2018 starts with Thandii being chosen as one of Abbie McCarthy’s BBC Introducing Picks of 2018.
March 29th – Abbie McCarthy’s Good Karma Club – Sebright Arms, London.