And Also the Trees is tagged as: post-punk, new wave, gothic, gothic rock, 80s
And Also the Trees is a gothic rock/post-punk group formed in 1979 in Worcestershire, UK.
And Also the Trees started in the dawn of the 80s in Inkberrow, a small village in Worcestershire, far in the countryside. They never had the pressure to move to London. Inspired by the ideology of a still-developing post-punk movement, the band was influenced almost exclusively by the landscape and history of the rural environment that surrounded them.
A home demo tape was sent to The Cure which led to a friendship between both bands. In 1981 And Also the Trees played several shows in support of The Cure’s UK tour. Their second demo tape ‘From Under the Hill’ (1982) was partly co-produced with Robert Smith and Mike Hedges.
Their first two single releases Shantell, The Secret Sea and their debut album, simply called “And Also the Trees” was produced by Laurence Tolhurst and was released in 1983. The debut album reflected the early, tentative post-punk roots. They got the attention of John Peel and were invited to do a session on April 7th, 1984 produced by Dale Griffin for broadcast on April 24th.
After a second tour with The Cure in 1984, they severed their musical relationship and developed their very own sound. The EP “A Room Lives in Lucy...
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