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Born of festival fields and raucous warehouse parties, More Like Trees radiate individuality from every facet. Their's is a sound like no other - foot-stomping, heart-pounding, and infectious. This is an altermodern melting pot of styles reimagined as acoustic dance music. A meeting of drum n bass and folk with knowing nods towards flamenco and gypsy influences that they call 'Strum n Bass'.
More Like Trees has a constantly shifting line up but at it's core is the precocious songwriting talent of singer Joshua Whitehouse on guitar and the blurred hands of brother Matt Whitehouse on Cajón (box drum). Joining them on their critically acclaimed debut album is classical bassist Lachlan Radford, but you're just as likely to see them performing with keys or beatboxer and often in collaboration with a profusion of the UK's finest underground acts. You'll find them sharing stages with everyone from Joe Driscoll and memebers of his 'Local Posse' to the chart topping Ayah Marar - testament to the musical dexterity that has seen them quickly become a major part of London's musical landscape.
Released on BBE records, both their first EP - 'Full Circle', and album - 'Roots, Shoots, and Leaves', have garnered the highest levels of praise from every corner. Steve Lamacq was an early champion of their Franki Valli cover - The Night, and Dragon's Den star Kelly Hoppen was so blown away by their live performance on Gaby Roslin's BBC London show she booked them for her book launch live on air. Aside from their own material they have also been drafted in by drum n bass star MC Tali to record an acoustic reworking of her album 'Dark Days, High Nights'. As a result of this they were the first ever live band to play Sun and Bass festival.
Joshua Whitehouse now appears in a lead role alongside Steve Cogan and Ricky Tomlinson in the highly anticipated Elaine Constantine film - 'Northern Soul'. He is also the pivotal founding member of a new collaborative project called 'High Cross Society' that features such musical luminaries as Lazy Habits and ReepsOne. This is perhaps where More Like Trees excel the most - infusing those around them with the same lust for creativity and joie de vivre that defines them as both musicians and people. They are well on their way to cementing themselves as one of the most important bands of their generation.