Well, it’s that time of year again when we here at the Live4ever Ezine begin to trail back through 12 months worth of musical delights in a vain attempt to group our favourites of 2011 into some sort of coherent list we like to call Live4ever’s Essential Listening.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be presenting our most cherished gigs, tracks and albums of the year, in the hope that our highlights from 52 weeks worth of sonic adventure will inspire you to investigate our essential picks of 2011, as well as sharing your own favourites with us.
Check back next week for Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2011 – The Tracks, and when you’ve been through our stand-out gigs of the year, don’t forget to leave a comment below to tell the world of your memorable gig-going experiences of 2011.
Some bands can sum up everything they are and ever hope to be with the name they choose for themselves. So before you’ve even heard this band play, you’re silently judging them on that crucial name-choice. Bad news for Arctic Monkeys, good news for Treetop Flyers.
In a suitably mysterious little back room of The Castle pub in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the band amble into their brisk, bluesy first number, living up to that glorious image you just got in your head when you said ‘Treetop Flyers’ aloud to yourself. If you didn’t, shame, you missed out. Try putting that Planet Dinosaur episode with the feathered raptors on mute while you stream some soundclouds of the band. It’s a poor substitute for catching this crazily talented band live in concert, but hey, it’s half an hour.
The official video for their new single ‘It’s About Time’ which is set for release on 19th September on independent London label Communion Records.
The Treetop Flyers will issue their new single ‘It’s About Time’ through Communion Records on 18th September, and will celebrate the release with a launch party at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London on September 19th.
The launch event is a part of a wider UK tour for the band, which will begin tomorrow (August 2nd), with a spot supporting Adele at London’s Union Chapel. They will then embark on the wider headline jaunt, touring right through to the end of September.
London-based five piece the Treetop Flyers (Reid Morrison, Sam Beer, Tomer Danan, Laurie Sherman, Matthew Starritt) are offering fans a free track entitled ‘Long Cold Winter‘ as the band continue work on their debut album.
Born out of the ashes of lead singer Reid Morrison and drummer Tomer Danan‘s previous band, Morrison Steam Fayrelaid, five-piece The Treetop Flyers‘ chilled, laid-back brand of rock was always going to be a perfect antidote to the frenzied mood which can engulf Austin during the SXSW Festival.
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