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Live Review: Thandi Phoenix offers shiny new vibes in 'Standing Too Close'

31 July 2017 | 4:07 pm | Freya Dinesen

Singer-songwriter THANDI PHOENIX has just revealed her new single, ‘Standing Too Close’, further flexing her music prowess and captivating talent.

Sydney singer-songwriter THANDI PHOENIX has just revealed her new single, ‘Standing Too Close’. Phoenix's soulful vocals and earnest music prowess is fast earning her place as one of Australia’s most captivating new talents, and has firmly planted herself on our PS radars.

Thandi Phoenix has already gathered a wealth of experience and wisdom under her belt, having performed as special guest for Jhene AikoRudimental and Tinie Tempah, in addition to her performances at Splendour In The Grass and Bluesfest. Further adding to her virtuosity, this magnetic artist is currently supporting Vera Blue on her national tour, which is darn good timing for this new single to drop.

‘Standing Too Close’ exhibits a unique fusion of UK garage and South African house genres, ultimately inspired by Phoenix’s South African heritage. This latest offering follows on from last year’s highly favoured release ‘Tell Me Where All The Lovers Have Gone’ and her 2015 debut, ‘Come Around’, flaunting her creative development in a demonstrated exploration of voice and sound.

The track opens with an emotive piano arrangement poised with poignant vocals, as the chorus plunges into cascades of up-tempo percussive break-beats, juxtaposing the tenderness of Phoenix’s vocals in an uplifting embrace of personal sentiment.

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Thandi Phoenix’s artistic finesse demonstrably speaks for itself. ‘Standing To Close’ is out now via Motto/Neon Records. You can also catch Phoenix alongside Vera Blue in her extensive national tour, which kicked off last week and goes right through to September. Many shows have already sold out so check out the dates below and see HERE to get your hands on the remaining tickets!

Fri 4 August - The Gov - Adelaide

Sat 5 August - Metropolis - Fremantle

Tues 8 August - Tap House - Bendigo [SOLD OUT]

Wed 9 August - Grand Hotel -  Mornington VIC

Fri 11 August - 170 Russell - Melbourne [SOLD OUT]

Sat 12 August - The Wool Exchange - Geelong

Fri 25 August - The Triffid - Brisbane [SOLD OUT]

Sat 26 August - The Mills Precinct - Toowoomba QLD

Sun 27 August - Miami Marketta - Gold Coast QLD [SOLD OUT]

Thur 31 August - Wollongong Uni Bar - Wollongong

Fri 1 September - The Beery - Terrigal

Sat 2 September - Metro Theatre - Sydney

Fri 8 September - Bar on the Hill - Newcastle

Sat 9 September - Odeon Theatre - Hobart

Sun 10 September - 170 Russell - Melbourne