Treetop Flyers announce new album, single

London soulful country-rock outfit Treetop Flyers are back with their eponymous third album which is due out on 24 August via Loose. Weaving 60s tinged West Coast Americana with a British rock’n’roll swagger, whereas previous albums had been recorded either at their own Soup studios in London or further afield in studios in Malibu and New York, this time round they headed to The Cube in Stoke Newington. A DIY studio and rehearsal space, it backs on to the sanding workshop of the London picture framers and fellow musicians Brider & Bull. They found that every time they set up for a recording session they would have to swab down the tape machine and sections of their equipment with contact cleaner to get rid of the sawdust. Thankfully, nothing exploded or caught fire and they eventually came out with something described as “honest and fun”. As Reid explains; “ Stripping back the recording process and working within the limitations of our equipment and recording knowledge has created what we believe to be our most true to form record and has breathed new life into our music, which is one of the main reasons we have decide to simply call the album Treetop Flyers as we believe it represents a fresh start for the band.”

The band have also shared the video for the taster track ‘Needle’ (directed by long-time band collaborator Sam Ford) which you can see below. The song is based round a looped section at the end of a record about not wanting a moment to end. As Reid explains; “I had just got out the shower and I was listening to an old Ted Hawkins record. I lost track of what I was doing and heard this noise, I couldn’t work out what it was but it sounded like the best drum sound I’d ever heard… with the old school hiss and everything. I thought my flatmates were playing a tune or something. I then remembered I had put the record on and the record had reached the end but had this perfect loop.”

Treetop Flyers Tracklisting:

1. Fleadrops
2. Sweet Greens & Blues
3. It’s Hard To Understand
4. Kooky Clothes
5. Needle
6. Astral Plane
7. Warning Bell
8. Art Of Deception
9. I Knew I’d Find You
10. Door 14

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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