The Seed to Tree sound, especially live, has been compared to an array of acts: Fleet Foxes, Of Monsters and Men, Damien Rice, and even Mumford and Sons. Certainly their music evokes a similar folk-pop-rock passion with mesmerising and sweeping melodies, combined with solid vocal arrangements.
Despite the trio all hailing from Luxembourg the music proves mystifying for many listeners unable to pin down just where Seed to Tree in the genre spectrum is rooted, although many do say their tunes purvey a slight Irish slant and feel to them. Added to that, the haunting and thought-provoking lyrics provide an extra dimension to the band’s quality songs.
It’s no wonder those that hear Seed to Tree for the first time become hooked and keep returning for more.
A LITTLE SEED TO TREE HISTORY......
It can be said that it was back in 2009 the “seed” of Seed to Tree was planted when Benjamin and Georges began playing guitar and singing together. However the band idea didn’t take root until the beginning of 2010 when Michi the drummer provided the first shoots for Seed to Tree. They even branched out by adding a bassist, but eventually decided to prune back the band to a trio and grow in a more acoustic direction.
The guys leafed through various band names but eventually settled on a Blind Melon track they loved “Seed to a Tree” and so the name Seed to Tree was sown.
2010 was also the year of the band’s first gigs in bars and youth centres and they even blossomed by winning a local band contest ahead of about 12 other acts.
With the acoustic and touch of Irish sound, 2011 saw Seed to Tree virtually become resident at Luxembourg’s Irish pub The Pyg, proving popular with punters and triggering a buzz around them.
It was then that Seed to Tree turned over a new leaf becoming more serious in their approach, their act, song-writing and performing bigger gigs to a more diverse public, including Luxembourg City’s “Fête de la musique”.
It all paid off, as the band received support and help in several areas including the recording of their first EP released September 2012.
And so the stems of Seed to Tree’s humble beginnings are starting to bear fruit with exciting prospects for the coming years.