‘Born out of red-brick terraced basements and house parties of Leeds, Treeboy and Arc’s abrasive art-post-punk packs a punchy, tight, repetitive musical backdrop, setting the scene for tales of disillusionment, loss, health (or lack of), and an occasional obsession with Bob Mortimer. The band pit pop songs against avant-garde kraut-punk noise to see which elements come out on top.
A DIY ethos is at the core of the band. After moving into an LS6 terraced house together, they crammed into their damp basement along with all their equipment, sound-proofed the walls with empty egg boxes and any carpet remnants they could get their hands, creating their own space to forge their sound. To expand sonically, they employed Matt Peel (Eagulls, WH Lung) to record their debut at Nave Studios in Leeds.