A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CLIMBING TREES
Welsh band CLIMBING TREES blend multi-instrumentalism with pin-point harmonies to create their distinctive Cymrucana sound. The BBC Introducing favourites have made numerous television, radio and festival appearances over the past few years, as well as recording a live session at London's iconic Maida Vale Studios and performing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Alongside soundtracking the BBC's Real Valleys season and appearing in American documentary Fade To Winter, 2015 saw work begin on the eagerly-awaited and much-anticipated follow-up to 2013 debut record HEBRON before a string of dates in support of lead single GRAVES, a track which also featured on the Reach Out: Welsh Rock For Refugees compilation alongside Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers and Super Furry Animals.
Following the success of further singles TRACKS, AMBER and LOST, which gained airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson, the Trees released second album BORDERS through Staylittle Music in the Summer of 2016 to rave review and a spot on the Welsh Music Prize shortlist.
A limited edition coloured vinyl release of Borders' fifth and final single FALL accompanied live appearances in the UK, Europe and US during 2017, before a hibernation period of the best part of a couple of years followed as the members focussed on various solo and side projects.
The Trees returned with shows in Belgium and Germany during the Autumn of 2019, and are currently holed away working on their third record, the first offerings from which are set to be debuted during the 2020 festival season. Watch this space...
'A really special band'
Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
‘A glistening musical experience’
‘Dynamic, magnificent and stunning’
From The Margins
‘If Steven Spielberg made music...’
New Sound Wales
'Gorgeous vocals ... a heart-warming treat'
'The sound of your soul soaring ... one of my new favourite bands'
Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales
'Incredible. Gospel country soul that soars with angels. Hallelujah!'
David Owens, Media Wales
'Marvellously expansive ... a wonderful spell they've cast over the entire nation'
Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
‘Homespun anthems, custom-built for careening along the Welsh coast at the height of summer with the window wound down and the volume zapped up’
Wales Arts Review
‘The attention to detail makes every listen an adventure, with new highlights constantly emerging. They make instrumental rock at its finest’
'Climbing Trees continue to progress and perfect their unique sound ... richly entwined with lush melodies and glowing textures'
'Soaring melodies and sweeping harmonies of Climbing Trees ... leave an afterglow of purified bliss'
'A band that can be heralded as both culturally significant and historically rooted ... makes Climbing Trees such an exciting band for our time'
Plugged In Magazine