This week’s second exclusive is this ‘live in the studio’ video from Treetop Flyers, who play in London next week
Our second exclusive of the week comes from London five-piece Treetop Flyers. Dance Through The Night is taken from their second album Palomino, which came out on Loose in March, and the band have released this ‘live in the studio’ video as a trailer for their headline gig at The 100 Club next Wednesday (4 May).
Treetop Flyers released their debut album The Mountain Moves in 2013, their classic west coast-influenced rock sound drawing favourable comparisons to bands such as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It’s been a difficult road since then, with several band members experiencing bereavement or getting divorced and long-time bassist Matthew Starrit leaving the group. But the worst’s behind them now, and the newly invigorated Flyers are ready to take on the world once more, embracing new influences along the way.
Singer Reid says of Dance Through The Night: “This was an old song I’d recorded with an old band, but it never quite felt right. We’d played it a couple of times live but stopped, added a jam section in the song, and that’s when it really started taking off. Being a clear live favourite even from the small section we played, we knew we had to get this up to scratch. Personally, this is still my most enjoyable song to play live as you just have to totally get into a mindset, and when you do it’s a journey on which you ever quite know what may happen. Lyrically, it’s another case of creating a song from personal experience, but seen through a highly twisted and distorted mindset.”
See what you think…