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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
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
August 2005 Internet spottings
is a very cool web blog that list the best music to be found
on the internet's back alleys. Treeball also got a mention
lately. Check the site for all the coolest stuff around t'net
that you might otherwise not bump into.
26 August 2005 New album progressing...
Just a quick word to let all of you know
that the recording of the new album is coming along really
nicely and the record will be something for all of you to
really look into.
9 April 2005 Treeball on a compilation
Three tracks from Treeball's National Treasure
album appear on the debut release of Manchester based Littlegiants
Records. The release is a compilation album called 'Unearthed'
where Treeball join two other bands, USA act PBM and UK band
Razor Bianca. The 3 Treeball tracks are 'Fulsome', 'Noir'
and 'Definition of Pop'. For further information on Littlegiants
Records go to: www.littlegiantsrecords.com
9 April 2005 New Treeball album
In late March Treeball started recording
there 3rd full length album at
Pink Noise Studios, Helsinki. Basic tracks for 19 new songs
were recorded, with further recording going on through April
9 Mar 2005 Monkeys video
Go check the Music section
- you can now watch the whole 'Monkeys' video there!
30 Jan 2005 Treeball says hello 2005
After an exhausting year (National Treasure came out, IPX4
was released, a joint tour of Finland and Canada was done
Booth) Treeball are trying to keep 2005 even busier. They
enter the studio in mid-March to start work on their 3rd full
length album. Tentatively titled "Liars In Love",
as well as the usual songs from Triani, Astrid contributes
a couple, Janne Powder a couple and there's even going to
be one from Michael. To not let him feel left out, Aleksi
may be flexing his guitar muscles on the next album. We'll
keep you updated on who's releasing the next record as we
look at the options.
If you want to know what the Canadian tour looked like, you
can check Michael's own online photoalbum here;
if you wanted to know what the 2nd gig of the tour looked
like at the Dogbus event, look here;
and you can check some pictures from Aaron Booth's tour of
Finland with Treeball here.
It seems since the Canadian trip, there has been a hell of
a lot more interest in the band, especially on the net, where
bloggers have been spreading the Treeball gospel (thanx!!).
This all started with website 3hive
who wrote a great review and linked 3 tracks of ours to download
as mp3's. In turn this put us on the iPod
Lounge, and amongst others Reallyrather,
In fact, we're on so many blogs that we made the blogsnow
You can purchase the full discography from the links on this
Treeball on the web: Rockomondo
has Treeball, Mummypowder & Astrid Swan on their setlist.
The Dutch page VPRO,
has Monkeys by Treeball at 10 on their list and a review in
Beeper picks National Treasure as one of his albums of
2004. "Not Happy Now" from IPX4 is #30 in Onechord.net's
songs of the year list and National Treasure is #9 on Indiepopmusic.tk
albums of the year list. And finally, you can hear an interview
with Treeball from Radio Helsinki here.
19 Oct 2004 IPX 4 in stores Intercontinental
Pop Exchange No. 4 is now available, among others, through
these online stores:
28 Sep 2004 IPX released
in Japan Intercontinental Pop Exchange No.
4 with Treeball and Aaron
Booth is being released in Japan by Quince
Records. The release is being promoted by Aaron Booth
who'll tour Japan before touring Canada with Treeball in the
end of October.
Sep 2004 Treeball skateboard soundtrack Melodica
Skateboards have released a skateboard documentary DVD
Song whose soundtrack includes "Let Me Go" from
Treeball's 2003 "Cat Formation of a Mouse" -EP and
the 2004 video for "Monkeys", directed by Sam Shingler.
Other artists on the DVD include Mummypowder,
Mutants and Mekhanist.
14 Sep 2004 Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 4 released!
The long-awaited Intercontinental Pop Exchange
No. 4 with Treeball and Aaron
Booth was released today by Canadian record label Endearing
Records. Buy it here!
23 Aug 2004 Canada angle Its official release
still three weeks away, the Calgary radio station CJSW
have already listed the IPX 4 on its rock chart at #24. Treeball
will be touring around Toronto with Aaron Booth in October
2004. Dates will be announced later!
26 Jul 2004 Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 4
Records have just released the
latest addition to their marvellous Intercontinental
Pop Exchange series, featuring two previously unreleased
Treeball songs, "Not Happy Now" and "This is
Round", as well as the previously released "Blue"
and "Friday Night", taken from the first two Treeball
albums. Also included on the CD is Treeball's video for "Monkeys"
from their latest album. The other half of the IPX4 CD is
taken by an extraordinary Canadian artist Aaron
Booth, whose latest album, "Our Last Escape",
recently made it to the Canadian charts, and with whom Treeball
will be touring in Canada and in Finland later this year.
Keep checking these pages for more info for tour dates later!
The Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 4 CD is conveniently
available for online purchase for a measly USD8 (!) here.
21 Jul 2004 Let's Make Some Noise There's
an enlightening Treeball interview (in Finnish) at www.letsmakesomenoise.com.
24 May 2004 iTMS Treeball's debut album,
"The Strawberry Blonde School of Class", is now
available through Apple's iTunes
Music Store. You can get the whole album in a digital
form for $9.99, or $0.99 per song. The service currently only
works in the U.S., but is said to be on its way to Europe
04 Apr 2004 "MONKEYS" - THE VIDEO The
first Treeball video, "Monkeys", is now finished
and will be shown in Levyraati
(MTV3) later this month. The video was directed by Sam
Shingler, the man behind Montevideo
and The Pansies.
31 Mar 2004 THE ORCHARD The first Treeball
album, "The Strawberry Blonde School of Class",
is now also available through The
Orchard. The Orchard is the largest distributor of independent
music in the world.
25 Feb 2004 NATIONAL TREASURE The second
Treeball album, "National Treasure", was released
reactions here!) Official release party takes place at
Loose (Fredrikinkatu, Helsinki) on tuesday, 2nd March. We
have a very special DJ guest: lead singer of the Weeping Willows
(SE), Magnus Carlsson, will take care of turning the vinyl
for us. Something you won't want to miss. See you all there!
14 Feb 2004 NEW ALBUM Treeball release their
second album "National Treasure" on Stupido
Records, 25th Feb 2004. Continuing on from the literate
pop music of debut album "The Strawberry
Blonde School of Class" (2002), the National Treasure
album was recorded in two weeks last August (2003) and mixed
the following October. The new album presents a more focused
Treeball, showcasing the more polished pop aspects of their
debut album mixed with a more eccentric sense of lyrical and
14 Feb 2004 "NATIONAL TREASURE" TOUR A joint
tour with fellow tunesmiths Red
Carpet and Mummypowder
is planned for the spring of this year. The late summer (August),
sees a split Treeball ep release with Canadian label Endearing
Records, featuring Canadian singer songwriter Aaron
Booth. A joint tour is planned for Autumn in Canada and
14 Oct 2003 NEW EP "A
Cat Formation of a Mouse"-EP is due in October through
the glorious Rhythm
Barrel Records (Rollstons,
and reveals on record (vinyl 7") four new Treeball recordings.
The EP was recorded earlier this year and has a rougher (if
possible) sound than their debut album "The Strawberry
Blonde School of Class". The EP also features a new Treeball
member, Michael McDonald, from North Carolina on guitar. Michael
has been playing with the band for a year now has fitted in
snugly. The EP features three new Treeball songs and a cover
version, so buy it now. Available from the usual cool recording
14 Oct 2003 NEW ALBUM Treeball have been
busy recording a new album. Work began in July and was finished
in August. 15 new songs were mostly recorded at Triani's and
Astrid's apartment. Mixing will take place on the second last
week of October. The album has a more cohesive sound than
the debut and it will be released on the legendary Stupido
Records in February 2004 and carries a working title of "National
Treasure". Two tracks from the recordings will be released
on a split EP by Canadian label Endearing
Records sometime in the New Year.
14 Oct 2003 GIGS To coincide with the new
album, Treeball are planning an indie-super-tour alongside
Carpet. Expect some press on this in the near future.
14 Oct 2003 WHAT TREEBALL MEMBERS HAVE BEEN UP TO
TRIANI: As well as his radio show 8
1/2 on Radio Helsinki every Thursday, Triani has been
recording and producing various bands including Silvio,
Sister Flo, Mummypowder,
Lost Soul Division and Giant
Robot. These recordings will see the light of day sometime
JANNE POWDER: On top of sticks duty for Treeball, Janne has
also released an almost solo Mummypowder
Strange" on Rubato
Music. Past months have been spent working on the follow-up
to this critically acclaimed album, and the new band album
will be out in the new year bearing the title "Consternation!
ASTRID SWAN: Astrid
has been working on her own new material, as well as supplying
songs for the new Treeball album. She has assembled an all-star
backing band; expect gigs and recordings, under her own name,
ALEKSI M: Aleksi has popped up on various records this year,
Kilpeläinen and Latebirds
albums, and has also been recording and playing shows with
MICHAEL M: Treeball's newest recruit, Michael, has been
playing with two other bands, Montevideo
(Sam Shingler's post Pansies band), and solo artist Aleksi
Ojala. As well as appearing on Mummypowder's "V.
Strange", Michael has also been writing and recording
his own solo material.
29 Aug 2002 RUMBA
16/02: Treeball interview and "The Strawberry
Blonde School of Class"-album review.
21 Aug 2002 DEBUT ALBUM Treeball's
debut album "The Strawberry Blonde School of
Class" release party was at Stupido Club, Bar
Alahuone. You can read a review of the gig www.desibeli.net.
The album will be available in stores on August 30th, 2002
- best to start lining up now to get a copy!