** EP 'There's a Fear (Part 1)' Available on Itunes **
The Treehouse are a musical quintet from Lincoln, combining a folk edge with an alternative rock sound. Their music displays a ‘raw edged gutsy passion’ which is derived from the musical styles of singer songwriter Markus Coulson mixed with Emma Mersseman's soulful and heartfelt haunting sound. Built around vocal harmonies, intelligent musical interplay and multiple songwriters it is easy to bridge similarities between The Treehouse and bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Dandy Warhol’s and Laura Marling.
"Nice. Darkly does it, spooky folk. Unpredictable lyrical twistiness baked in a sound of your own yet still somehow manages to whisper at other very cool stuff from the likes of Circulus, Mamas & papas, early Tull, Pentangle and Tarras." - Heather Findlay formerly of Mostly Autumn
To date The Treehouse have played a supporting slot for Mercury prize nominated folk musician Seth Lakeman and for Sunday Driver (Best of 2010 Steampunk Facebook Awards). The band performed at the national finals of Prezzo Live 2010 and in the same year took the stage at the hugely popular Lincoln Beer Festival.
Formed by guitarist & songwriter Markus Coulson in the Autumn of 2009, The Treehouse is fronted by Emma Mersseman and the line up is completed by violinist Harriet Feaver, bassist Thomas A Hughes, percussionist Casey Howden. The band have busied themselves since their inception crafting beautiful songs and playing a string of shows across the country.
‘Ore’ the bands first EP, recorded just two months after the band was fully formed and released 3rd July 2010, consists of 5 tracks ranging from the warm melodic ‘Not a Home’ to the evolving and expansive nature of ‘What’s Up Now?’ The Treehouse recieved widespread praise for ‘Ore' including a number of national press reviews.
The Treehouse’ second EP ‘There’s a Fear (part 1)’ was released on 6th May 2011. Capturing the bands evolving sound this 4 track is a strong follow up to the well recieved ‘Ore’ and whilst taking on the eerie and darker nature of their new material the EP still holds true to The Treehouse' distinctive sound including their catchy melodies and layered harmonies. There’s a Fear (part 1) was recorded with producer Maurice Mulligan (Crazy Pink Revolvers, Stiff Little Fingers & Band From County Hell) at BrickBeat Recording Studios Lincoln.
“Much like the popular Laura Marling and Bombay Bicycle Club, The Treehouse follows this new strain of popular folk but tend to focus on a creative direction that is much more experimental.” – Maverick Magazine
“The earthier sounds of Vertical Horizon, Train and Nickel Creek are good comparisons for The Treehouse …the vocals are the real treasure trove here.” Johnny Poet – new-reviews.co.uk
“Vocal interplay which at times is very reminiscent of the Buckingham/Nicks/McVie axis.” Paul Chapinal – Music-News.com
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