20 November 2006 I Dream of Eclectic Sheep
Treeball release their second album of 2006, I Dream
Of Eclectic Sheep. 10 new songs featuring material written
by Nick Triani, Astrid Swan, Janne Lehtinen & Michael
McDonald. All ten tracks are available as a free download
below with a copy of the cover for you to print.
01. Denial of the Fittest mp3
02. Favourite Enemy mp3
03. Could You Love Me Now?
192 kbps |
aac 192 kbps
04. The Ghost Will Come mp3
192 kbps |
05. Chess mp3
192 kbps |
06. Soul to Heaven mp3
07. Sweet Murder (Song for Doug Yule) mp3
192 kbps |
08. Ambulance mp3
09. Grace Falls mp3
192 kbps |
10. What a Wise guy mp3
192 kbps |
"There tends to be a certain unjustified disposition
towards bands who release entire albums for free on the internet.
Some point to a lack of quality, effort, and creativity before
even listening to one song. What about bands with visible
talent who just enjoy spreading their music to all fans throughout
the world, at no cost? Treeball are a good example of this
unselfish attitude. Sure, the band could have released I Dream
of Eclectic Sheep and made some sort of profit, but they seem
to value quality reception and support from fans instead of
financial benefaction." -
"I have been impressed with the tracks I have
played so far. It's atmospheric, melodic indie rock that fits
fine with the gloomy London weather." -
"For some inexplicable reason - because they so don't
suck - Treeball has released their fourth album I Dream
of Eclectic Sheep free of charge." -
"I Dream of Eclectic Sheep is beautiful, catchy... an
incredible gem of a record." -
Veritas Lux Mea
"Beautiful and diverse feel-good pop" -
"'Do you believe in us?' The opening line of
Treeball's sixth studio album has us questioning. But, of
course we believe them...they're Finnish!" -
"Lest you think that [the record being a free
download] suggests suspect value, check out the following
[Favourite Enemy and Soul to Heaven] and then the others."
"And now there is 'I Dream of Eclectic Sheep',
ten new songs which you can download for free. If you don't
want to do this, I would advise you to put the next three
gems on your hard drive: 'Favourite Enemy', 'The Ghost Will
Come' and 'Grace Falls'. I'm sure that you'll want to have
the rest also!" -
"The album is available on the band's website
as a free download. Which is a little ironic, as 'I Dream
of Eclectic Sheep' could be Treeball's best album" ****
"[Treeball] play feel-good indie pop rock with the
emphasis on pop and do it with a streamlined quality that
Wannadies and The Cardigans." –reloda.co.uk
"I Dream of Eclectic Sheep shows how many talented songwriters
there are in the band. My favourite songs of the album are
all from different songwriters. Nick Triani (Denial Of The
Fittest), Janne Lehtinen (Favourite Enemy), Astrid Swan (The
Ghost Will Come) and Michael McDonald (Soul To Heaven) can
all write wonderful pop songs and this is another strong
Treeball album. " –onechord.net onechord.net's
albums of 2006
"In the time it would take to watch a typical sitcom, you
get something that may not change your life, but just might
leave a smile on your face" ***1/2 -Popmatters
"One of those rare discs that really make you feel good" -Kwmusica
20 November 2006 Treeball interview on Rockmusica.net
15 May 2006 Treeball interview at Soneraplaza
26 April 2006 Treeball on Radio Helsinki
Treeball will appear on Radio
Helsinki on wednesday, 25th April, at 6PM.
17 April 2006 Treeball on Yle X
Treeball are interviewed on Yle
X's X Ryhmä on monday, 17th April, at 7.10PM.
9 April 2006 Treeball interview
an interview with Nick (in Finnish) at desibeli.net.
6 April 2006 Treeball on Radio Noise 6pm Friday, 7th April
Triani from Treeball will be guest on the show Uutisporsas
on Radio Noise, at 6pm Friday, 7th April 2006. For more details
go here: Radio Noise
6 April 2006 A message from our record label...
Please help Kinkt
Records out by requesting Treeball
songs on the radio. You can do it by clicking the links
YLEX: You can e-mail them at email@example.com
or clickety-click here.
Radio Helsinki: You can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
or send an SMS biisi treeball let me out of here
to 173005 (Finland only)
X3M: Fill out the form here.
Radio SuomiPOP: Fill out the request
13 March 2006 Treeball: Liars In Love (Kinkt records) Released
12th April 2006
Treeball return with their 3rd Full length album Liars In Love.
Inspired by the writings of American novelist Richard Yates
(The title Liars In Love is taken from a Yates novella), the
album is a concept preoccupied with the disintigration of a
once loving relationship.
Over a series of painfully honest duets, Triani & Astrid
Swan trade compliments and insults relating to love lost and
it’s cynical repurcussions.
”We decided to make a record that was cohesive in it’s
content, focussed on one subject. Richard Yates’ books
are full of characters who are quite tragic, who once had a
lot going on for themselves, but always seem on the brink of
domestic disaster. The voices on Liars In Love are expressing
similar feelings” Triani states.
Recording for the record started in March 2005 at Pink Noise
Studios, with the band taking a different approach than on previous
albums. Triani explains,”I wanted to catch the sponteneity
of the songs, so we did’nt rehearse tracks prior to going
into the studio. We also decided to swap instruments on a lot
of songs. I wanted to stay as close to the orginal feelings
that the songs were written with, not get lost in detail too
much. Loose was something i wanted, no smooth sound. This applied
to the lyrics as well. Me and Astrid would often write the lyrics
just prior to the vocal takes, so no mannerisms could creep
in. Most stuff on the record is first or second take, with no
editing”. Mixing for the album was completed in November
Liars In Love still finds Treeball in love with the 3 minute
pop song, but throws in a few extra quirks and suprises. The
sound is on the raw side, to capture the emotion of the songs,
but this still means there is space for string arrangements,
mandolins, timpani drums, glockenspiels and all manner of instrumentation.
Following on from the Canadian IPX split release with Aaron
Booth on Endearing Records, Liars In Love is the most realised
example of Treeball’s music yet. Released through new
label Kinkt , 2006 heralds a new chapter for the band, where
fans and critics worldwide await their latest offering.
8 December 2005 New Album Ready & Other News
Treeball have now finished work on the follow
up album to National Treasure. Treeball's 3rd full length album,
has been some 8 months in the making, started last March in
Pink Noise Studios, Helsinki, recording progressed at home for
the remainder of the year. Some 20 songs were recorded during
the sessions, and 12 have been selected for the album. Song
titles include Cruelty To Animals, Smooth Fruit & I was
an Innocent Bystander. The album is a song arc of sung duets
about the disintegration of a loving relationship.
Treeball have agreed a deal with a new Finnish label (as yet
unannounced - watch this space!) and a single release early
2006 will be followed by the album. More details to follow.
As well as this, a couple of articles have appeared on Treeball
on the net. French blog Rockomondo
has a feature on the band here.
Spanish page Mira
El Pendulo has an article on Treeball from last September.
Check it out here.
Hype Machine page now has a bunch of Treeball tracks for
you to download in various formats, to go there click here.
We finally have some kind of working site on My
Space.com. No mp3's there
yet, but there is a forum for you to contact the band. Check
Office is selling Treeball's "Cat Formation Of a Mouse"
-EP. To buy the Ep anywhere in the world go here.
Finally, our Canadian friends Endearing
Records have teamed up with Zunior.com
to offer digital downloads throughout December .$3 off all Endearing
releases, including IPX4, the Treeball/Aaron Booth split release.
To get the offer check out these guidelines:
1. visit endearingrecords.zunior.com
2. select a title from artists such as Julie
Doiron, The Heavy Blinkers,
Paper Moon, Radiogram, Parkas, The Meligrove Band, The Waking
Booth/, Novillero, Treeball etc, etc.
3. enter the coupon code 'endearinglaunch'
4. receive $3.00 off a single album from Endearing
Telakka, Tampere, 10th May 2006
Liars in Love
"Timeless pop music as it's meant to be played.
Full of heart and soul" - Vesa Lautamäki
"Treeball's third album presents us with a longed-for
more compact Treeball sound" - Antti Aittapelto
sanomat 05/06: ****
"In any case, Liars in Love is a good
album, and it's certainly great that music like this is done
in Finland" - Jarno Hynninen, Kari Härkönen,
Ilkka 05/06: ***
"Effortlessly sparkling pop music that, in places,
even resembles Wigwam with its flashy organ parts" -
"Treeball's 3rd long player, and the band's most
atmospheric pop album" - Ari Väntänen
"After the surprisingly country-ish title track
Treeball offers in all its simplicity a full ten point -pop
song, Let Me Out Of Here" - Pertti Ojala
"There certainly aren't too many bands like Treeball
in Finland" - Kirsi Hantula
"The dialogue between Nick and Astrid has developed
to a point where it's simply unparalleled... And the mandolin
that ends the record is just great!" - Ilkka Valpasvuo
"The first three tracks are crackling, and despite the
slowdown towards the end, the rest of the album contains no
misses either ... Recommended purchase for all lovers of timeless
guitar pop" - Hog Hansson
"Baroque pop and more traditional guitar rock live in peace
tenderness and insults together. Liars in Love is a great soundtrack
next summer's intimate moments" - Markku Roinila
Vertigo.cd 05/06: ****
"Soulful music that also reveals how capable the musicians
really are. And that's an achievement worth of a hat tip"
– Minna Koivunen
Cat Formation of a Mouse -EP
"Nothing striking here, but it's pretty sweet when it hits"
- Zachary Houle
Email us at info [at] treeball [dot] com.