Graves | Official Video
 
Produced by Like An Egg Productions  |  Featuring Nicholas McGaughey
© Staylittle Music 2015  |  Made In Wales
 
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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 Maida Vale Studios followed by an appearance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for BBC One’s The Really Welsh Christmas Show, 2015 saw work begin on the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Hebron, before hitting the road with a string of dates in the Autumn in support of lead single Graves.

With the band's second album set for a summer release through Staylittle Music and forthcoming single Tracks gaining momentum with airplay from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, 2016 is set to be another big year for Climbing Trees.

 


'A really special band'
     Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

 
'The sound of your soul soaring ... one of my new favourite bands'
     Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales

‘The musicianship is faultless’
     Buzz Magazine 

'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

 
'Soaring melodies and sweeping harmonies of Climbing Trees ... leave an afterglow of purified bliss'
     AfterDark

'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