By Andrew Brassington
Newcastle born and bred indie pop band ‘The Treehouse Children’ release their debut EP ‘Please’ today, after recording it 13 months ago at The Grove Studios with in demand engineer and producer Jack Nigro (DZ Deathrays, The Delta Riggs).
The Treehouse Children take sunny indie pop hooks alike The Jungle Giants, Two Door Cinema Club and San Cisco and inject even more vibrant energy into them to make them have a very East coast seaside feel to them. Having slogged it out in dozens of tiny beer barns across the country this knack for performing live to packed rooms has definitely come through in the sound of the EP.
Sonically the EP varies greatly from the festival ready singalong in ‘Please’ to the ambient ethereal trap beats of a track coincidentally called ‘The Treehouse Children’. ‘Grizzly Bear’ is a personal favourite for me, with its healthy dose of cowbell and syncopated dance party rhythms. Early single ‘Iago’ gets a new lease of life with high voltage jazzy saxophone stabs and a funky ass bass line. Opening track ‘Woo’ is another singalong moment, released as a single a few weeks ago. Closing track ‘You Wouldn’t Know’ sees a welcoming return to the sax and more jangly hooks.
The whole Ep is topped with the, at times, Morrissey like slurred vocals from James Osborn, and is supported by extensive blissful harmonies from the rest of the band.
The boys are heading out on tour in support of the EP. Head to their Facebook to check out the dates.