Formed from a diverse mix of musical tastes and influences, but impressing with a focused style and audibly consistent sound; TreeHead, hailing from Cambridge, are a fresh faced indie rock band who let their music do the talking. Their debut EP ‘Heal’, consisting of only 3 songs equates to 12 minutes of positively upbeat melodies and catchy hooks.
The band has an infectious side to them, in that amongst the familiar indie sound that they dominantly put forward, there’s the odd extract that captures your attention. Of course, in a good way. The odd vocal flair and the wildcard guitar riffs that seemingly go off on a tangent to the rest of the song, adding a whole new dimension to the sound.
Opening track, ‘Everything We Have’ perfectly displays the infectious sound and rolling guitar tones of the band with a vocal overlay that sounds every bit as fresh and enthusiastic throughout the entire EP. Lyrical content aside, the song shouts out a welcomed feeling of fun.
‘Diamonds’ does not invoke quite the same happy-go-lucky vibe as the opener, but stays true to TreeHead’s roots with much more of the same up-beat sounding drum excerpts, energetic vocals and an assortment of guitar solos which makes it seem as though the guitarist took shots of Red Bull at intervals throughout the track.
Ending track, You Said, carries a far more cheerless atmosphere onto the cards, as if the whole EP has slowly descended down in pace. Sadly, there was an opportunity to really hit home with ‘You Said’, to show off that the band can create an atmospheric, hairs stand on the back of your neck type sound whilst still encapsulating the traits that make them so good at what they do – Although it didn’t really happen in the track, it still possesses a different feel to the other songs on the EP, with strained vocals and a more mellow approach to the typical indie sound.
TreeHead are a band you should watch out for. Armed with their radio friendly, accessible style coated with their own talented twist, they could be a band you’re hearing about a lot this year.