Speedy Wunderground announce new 7″ single by Treeboy & Arc, out 7th June on limited 7” vinyl and digitally

May 16, 2019
 Bands On Film 

SW029 // Treeboy & Arc – Concept

The new release on Speedy Wunderground and the 29th in the label’s single series will be:
SW029 // Treeboy & Arc – Concept

Out 7th June on limited 7” vinyl (250 copies) + digital on 17th May

The Leeds based 5-piece are comprised of: Ben Morgan (guitars/vox), James Kay (bass), George Townend (guitar), Isaac Turner (drums) & Sammy Robinson (synths).

The Speedy session and bands first ever meeting with label boss Dan Carey definitely got off to an impactful start when on arrival they accidentally had a minor crash outside the producer’s studio with a car parked in front of the garage next door. ‘Talk about breaking the ice’ say the band, ‘luckily nobody was hurt apart from the bumper of a silver BMW..’

Collisions aside – what came next was a crash-course in recording a single as quickly as possible. Having built up a dedicated following in their native Leeds but having not met Dan before they had no knowledge of what he or is studio was like. But he quickly made them feel at home. ‘The studio felt so extravagant to us. Dan has an incredible ear for music and is a very lovely person. We can only hope he felt the same about us.’

The resulting track ‘Concept’ is a taut, menacing piece of perfect post-punk. Ben (Morgan) says ‘’the song is about being the only person alive and the entire world around me being a figment of my imagination. But then ultimately coming to the realisation that that’s not the case, as if I’d created everything around me I’d have given myself a lot more beneficial features. It’s kind of an existential stream of consciousness.”

The track channels post-punk royalty like The Fall with shades of American influences like The Walkmen and Interpol as well as knowing nods to current contemporaries like Idles and Fontaines DC but with an authenticity all of their own. It is a monster of a track with some of the most acerbic & eloquent lyrics we’ve had the pleasure to put to wax throughout our whole single series and a vital addition to the Speedy family.
Welcome, Treeboy & Arc.

To this cavity we call home.

Treeboy & Arc LIVE:
June 6th – London, The Waiting Rooms – Single Launch
June 8th – Bristol, Triptych Festival
June 13th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, Single Launch 


Speedy Wunderground are Dan Carey, Alexis Smith & Pierre Hall.

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