‘Running In Sunlight’ released on all music platforms

Today, some 6 months after we did a Bandcamp-only ‘soft release’ of our second album Running In Sunlight, we are following with the universal release on all music platforms, including Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube Music, SoundCloud and Spotify. We’d like to thank everyone who’s supported the album so far and, if you’re hearing it for the first time, we hope you enjoy it too!

For all links to the album: https://album.link/s/6tSNppzQ5VbKiKnqzENnYv

We did an interview with Virginie Onephithak at Thread. regarding the album’s content, the production process, the music business and what life lessons we’ve learnt from the last year.

Thread. interview: https://www.threadofficial.com/stories/sandtimer-running-in-sunlight.

Three Cars : The Game

With a year away from live performances, one… unusual… idea to get our music out there was to create a game for one of our songs. This is the result- a retro driving game. Here’s a video of me playing it and talking about the mechanics etc.

PLOT- You must drive 3 cars safely along a motorway.

PLOT TWIST- You must drive all 3 at the same time.

You can play this game at https://sandtimer.co.uk/three-cars-game

Changes / I Wanted Us To Be released on streaming services

Good morning all, hope you’re keeping safe and well at the moment. We’ve just put out a couple more songs from our latest album, ‘Running In Sunlight’- you can now hear ‘Changes’ and ‘I Wanted Us To Be’ on all good (and indeed all nefarious) music stores. Listen at: https://album.link/i/1550553045 or in one of the embedded players below.

Canadian Boating Song – audiovisual

Another audiovisual from the Running In Sunlight album- this one’s called Canadian Boating Song and is based on an old folk song with words by Thomas Moore, whoever he was:

Faintly as tolls the evening chime,
our voices keep tune and our oars keep time,
our voices keep tune and our oars keep time.

Soon as the woods on shore look dim
we’ll sing at St. Ann’s our parting hymn.
Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast
The rapids are near and the daylight’s past
The rapids are near and the daylight’s past.

Why should we yet our sail unfurl?
There’s not a breath the blue wave to curl
There’s not a breath the blue wave to curl.

But when the wind blows off the shore
Oh, sweetly we’ll rest our weary oar
Blow, breezes, blow, the stream runs fast
The rapids are near and the daylight’s past
The rapids are near and the daylight’s past.

Ottawa tide- this trembling moon shall
see us float over thy surges soon shall
see us float over thy surges soon.

Saint of this green isle, hear our prayer,
grant us cool heavens and favouring air.
Row brothers, row, the stream runs fast,
The rapids are near and the daylight’s past.
The rapids are near and the daylight’s past.

‘Yongo / 四五’ on BBC Radio 6 Boxing Day Night Mix

It’s a huge lift for us after a strange Christmas to see our latest single ‘Yongo / 四五’ included on this BBC Radio 6 Music Boxing Day Night mix with the phenomenal artist Nadine Shah- thanks Tom Robinson from Fresh On The Net for featuring us!

Listen again link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qm5y.

Honoured to be played alongside Nadine Shah, Laura Marling, Fontaines D.C., Bob Dylan and many other artists we revere. (and thanks to MidLifemix for spotting the feature!)