Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Treetop Flyers - Things Will Change

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

It seems like an absolute age since we first heard about London band Treetop Flyers, so long ago that they featured on one of our radio shows. So it's with great joy that we hear they're very much still active, and more than that, have got everything together for a debut album, 'The Mountain Moves', set for release at the end of this month. From what we'd heard from them in the past we'd be inclined to expect folky, well-written tunes and the odd harmony or two. But that was them a few years ago. This is the Treetop Flyers of today.

The essential ingredients haven't changed on single 'Things Will Change', they've just all been given a boost to make their sound that little bit better. Semi-acoustic rock doesn't sound the least bit exciting, until you factor in that some of the best albums of recent years (Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, The Dreaming Spires) have all been variations on this. Treetop Flyers have upped the songwriting level, they've perfected the lush harmonies, the sound of driving down Sunset Strip in 1972, and squeezed them all into this song. It makes their name seem incredibly apt, these guys are certainly flying on this one.

Treetop Flyers' website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

Apr 30 Dingwalls London, United Kingdom
May 01 Louisiana Bristol, United Kingdom
May 02 Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom
May 03 John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, United Kingdom
May 04 Fruit Hull, United Kingdom
May 05 Islington Mill/Sounds From The Other City Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom
May 06 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 07 Broadcast Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 08 Electric Circus Edinburgh, United Kingdom
May 09 The Cluny2, Newcastle, United Kingdom
May 10 In store @ Sound It Out, Stockton-On-Tees, United Kingdom
May 10 Georgian Theatre, Stockton-On-Tees, United Kingdom
May 11 Fibbers, York, United Kingdom
May 13 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
May 14 Prinzenbar, Hamburg, Germany
May 15 Pop Bar Haldern, Germany
May 16 Privatclub Berlin, Germany
May 17 Orange Blossom Festival Beverungen, Germany
May 18 Lille Vega Vesterbro, Denmark
May 20 Ribs & Blues Festival, Www.Benprestagemusic.Com, Netherlands
May 20 Merleyn, Nijmegen, Netherlands
May 21 Paradiso/Indiestad Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 22 Tivoli Spiegelbar, Utrecht, Netherlands
May 23 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
May 24 Market Square The Hague, Netherlands
May 25 Dok Ghent, Belgium
May 27 La Fleche D'or Paris, France
Jun 29 Glastonbury Festival Pilton, United Kingdom
Jul 19 Truck Festival Oxford, United Kingdom
Jul 20 Larmer Tree Festival Salisbury, United Kingdom
Jul 22 Holt Festival, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Jul 26 Secret Garden Party Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Jul 27 Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Jul 28 Lounge On The Farm, Kent, United Kingdom

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