Graves | Official Video
Produced by Like An Egg Productions | Featuring Nicholas McGaughey
© Staylittle Music 2015 | Made In Wales
Available via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon & Google Play from November 27th 2015
Formed in the Summer of 2011, South Wales four-piece CLIMBING TREES soon came to the attention of BBC Radio Wales with their distinctive 'Cymrucana' sound, gaining BBC Introducing Band of the Week, Artist of the Week and Single of the Week recognition along with playlisting throughout the station in 2013 during the run-up to the release of critically-acclaimed debut album Hebron.
The culmination of over two years of writing, gigging, recording and beard-growing, the album was recorded in isolation at Mwnci Studios in Carmarthenshire between May 2012 and February 2013, and celebrated with a special launch event at Cardiff's Clwb Ifor Bach at the end of August 2013. Shortly after, the Trees were hand-picked by jazz supremo Jamie Cullum as support for the Cardiff leg of his Momentum tour at a sold-out St. David’s Hall, and ended the year with appearances alongside fellow Welsh contemporaries Paper Aeroplanes and Al Lewis.
Announced as one of twelve artists to take part in the inaugural year of the BBC and Arts Council of Wales’ Horizons project, 2014 also saw appearances at the likes of Green Man Festival, Festival No.6 and The Hay Festival during a twenty-date Summer Festival Tour which also included a triumphant performance at Laugharne Castle as part of the Dylan Thomas Centenary celebrations.
Rounding off the year with a live session at London’s legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios followed by an appearance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for BBC One’s The Really Welsh Christmas Show, 2015 has seen the band working on the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Hebron, before hitting the road with a string of dates this Autumn ahead of the release of lead single Graves through Staylittle Music on November 27th 2015.