Anyone familiar with the Leeds music scene will have no doubt heard of Treeboy & Arc. With their idiosyncratic sound, that fuses catchy yet heavy post-punk with pulsating synths, these Yorkshire boys have already caught the attention of none other than Kagoule and modern punk heroes Parquet Courts. Their new single, ‘Midnight Mass’ will no doubt hold as many thrills for the mosh-pit lad as the indie connoisseur. Think moody, angular guitar lines, a rhythm section that shares its urgency with the metal genre and synths reminiscent of classic electronica that punctuates the brooding, chaotic atmosphere. This collision of sounds makes for one wild ride that culminates in the most satisfying of musical climaxes. The vocals drive the song into even darker territory as the deadpan delivery about the unreliability of modern news forces the listener to open their eyes as well as their ears. Give it a listen for yourself and let this surge of sound pull you into a world of swirling synths and fat riffs. It’s dead good.
Make sure to catch these boys on tour, kicking off their dates supporting northern pals, Drahla at The Castle in Manchester on June 14th. In case you miss that there’s always their single release at Old Blue Last on June 16th.Posted by Eleanor Philpot on 07 Jun 2018.