Post-Punk based in Leeds, UK. Treeboy & Arc was formed in Leeds in 2016. Early on, the band took sonic influences from the likes of Pre-Occupations, Protomartyr, Televison & Ought amongst others. However, their main influences came from their surroundings. From the previous sounds of Leeds such as Gang Of Four or Delta 5, but also from its architecture, construction and residents. It’s red-brick terraced housing on one side of the city and bleak grey warehouses on the other, it’s cold and bitter winds and all the friendly faces and warming people that accompany these scenes. A desire to musically describe life growing up in the North assisted Treeboy & Arc in creating their tones, their lyrics, songs, sound and appearance.
Since 2018 the band have shared stages with the likes of Parquet Courts, Shame, Ulrika Spacek & Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, whilst slowly gaining the love of the locals, selling out hometown shows alongside shows all around the UK.
Throughout 2019, Treeboy & Arc released two singles produced by Dan Carey and released on Speedy Wunderground. From then, all focus was planted straight back in to the recording studio. Treeboy & Arc have been recording various projects on and off since December ’19 with Chris Mulligan in Meanwood, a small suburb of Leeds close to their home.
“Dark post-punk delivered with frenetic, adolescent energy...” – Clash Magazine “ “Treeboy & Arc continue to prove themselves to be a leading light out of the north” – So YoungSource [Spotify]
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