‘Cats On Trees’ have today announced that their debut self-titled album will be released on 28th July 2014, via Columbia Records. To promote the release the duo will be playing their first ever London show on the 18th June 2014 (Servant Jazz Quarters).
Written and rehearsed in a wooden hut in the middle of Yohan’s parents’ garden where the duo originally met for the first time at the end of high school (“we were soul mates from day one and knew we could make good music together,” Hennequin recalls) Cats On Trees’ dreamlike yet simplistic sound came about through no coincidence. “The drums, keys and computer hardly fit into the cabin, it’s a struggle but thanks to the lack of room we’re able to preserve Cats On Trees’ backbone. And Yohan’s Mum always welcomes us; we get to spend time in her kitchen… that’s quite a pleasure”
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Whilst many will hear uplifting and rhythmic piano-lead pop akin to the sound of Regina Spektor, the heavenly arrangements of Beach House, or the laid-bare intelligence of Bats For Lashes, Cats On Trees’ inspiration equally comes from soundtracks such as those of Thomas Newman and Michael Andrews; “We think about artists as wizards,” Nina reveals. “A true one takes you out of reality. As a child I totally fell for Danny Loner’s music on Edward Scissorhands and I think Swan Lake sealed my taste for melancholy and romance in music. “
Live Date: 18 June – London, Servant Jazz Quarters