SansTribe (Nick Stone) launched their second EP 'Heading East' last week. The opening track is a captivativing folk rock balad, almost in the vein of Mumford and Sons with Bon Iver esk falsetto. In a tight 5 track EP, Heading East covers a range of styles with an emphasis on harmony driven vocals. From folk to rock, funk to indie, each track will drift you closer to the final, and title track 'Heading East'.
From conception to completion, this album has been a labour of love. Working alongside local Christchurch, NZ producer, Kris Muir of The Helpful Studio, has brought a maturity to a young and developing sound.
"With music becoming conisitantly more electronic we wanted to go back to a traditional 'band' sound, yet keep it feeling fresh and relevant" - Daniel Pfeifer (lead vocals and guitar).
Heading East was a fully independent release and recording from a respectively new band trying to make their mark in the industry.
Check it out now on Spotify, iTunes or at
In 2014 SansTribe released their debut acoustic EP 1082. By definition 'sans' means without, and at that time it was a two piece with dreams of building a band, or tribe if you will. After 3 years, an American tour, and hundreds of shows most notably at events such as; Rhythm & Alps, TEDx Christchurch, the Canterbury A&P Show, and NZ Gold Guitars, this two piece tribe has grown to a larger full band ensemble. Consisting of Daniel Pfeifer on acoustic guitar and vocals, Nick Stone on electric guitar and vocals, Thom Mcmenamin on keys and vocals, Anand Jazzfish Yoganathan on Bass and vocals, Matt Sands on Trumpet and Hoani Smith on Drums.