Bands to Watch #122: Green Trees

By on Wednesday, 8th July 2009 at 11:47 am
 

Green Trees (side)As a musician, it’s perhaps impossible to not derive some sort of artistic influence and inspiration from the breathtakingly beautiful environment that is Snowdonia, North Wales. Nick Moon (also of electro quartet Kyte), and his girlfriend (come-fellow band member) revelled in said influences while located amid the picturesque Welsh region. Having found it an “inspiring place to record”, Nick got to work by penning several tracks, while his girlfriend added some backing vocals to the duo’s evolving material. The outcome? ‘Green Trees‘ – a beautifully ambient electro project which is, frankly, just too lovely to not tell you about.

We asked Nick what influenced the serenely psychedelic Green Trees –

“We love bands like The Flaming Lips, and then bands like Phoenix and The Notwist. But I try to get influenced by as many different areas as possible, Studio Ghibli films and Haruki Murakami books etc. We just went to the Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo, amazing amazing place.”

Softly, Wayne Coyne stylee-vocals certainly flow among Green Trees’ trippy music – while the quirky influences of Murakami and Studio Ghibli animé are unsurprising when listening to the band’s mystical, fairytale-like sounds.

However, considering Green Trees are only new to us at the moment, the band are yet to officially release any material. Nick told us that they hoped to properly”release something maybe next year”, once his Kyte-shenanigans had calmed down a little. However, until then, Green Trees have treated us to a small selection of their dreamy songs over at their MySpace page – which we thoroughly recommend you go check out right now over on Myspace.

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