Held By Trees

The Louisiana, Bristol, GB
Saturday, 16 November 2024
16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by a responsible adult)
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We Need Bands presents: Held By Trees @ The Louisiana Bristol

Held by Trees live at The Louisiana, Bristol. Saturday, 16th Novemeber 2024
+ support from Muncle & Fall Arc
Not many bands can claim living DNA of their chief influences within their sound, but Held By Trees are one. Debut album, ‘Solace’ features contributions from no less than eight Talk Talk/Mark Hollis alumni, as well as veterans of Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, and Blur. Wide critical acclaim followed, and support from BBC 6 Music and Radio 3.

Held By Trees’ live iteration features guitar legend Robbie McIntosh (McCartney, The Pretenders, John Mayer, Talk Talk), Laurence Pendrous on keyboards (Mark Hollis, Anja Garbarek), Paul Beavis on drums (The Waterboys, Andy Fairweather-Low and the Low Riders, Bill Wyman), Andy Panayi on flute, clarinet and sax (Ronnie Scott, McCartney, Hollis). This line-up found themselves at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in late 2022 recording two new EPs, one of live tracks from Solace and one of new music called Eventide.

2024 sees Held By Trees’ first collaboration with a vocalist and the finishing of their second album - to be released in early 2025.

“A fascinating project… Rekindles the spirit of Talk Talk to startling effect… channels their psychedelic post-rock vibe to an almost eerie degree.” - Prog Magazine

“…beautifully played throughout…” - Mojo Magazine

“A tree is planted for every album sold… I’ll be planting a few trees - giving them out at Christmas!” - Guy Garvey, Elbow/BBC 6 Music

“...beautiful, minimalist, instrumental delight.” - Scottish Daily Express

“Timely, important, beautiful music” - Under the Radar

“A tantalising project evokes the spirit of latter-era Talk Talk and David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd...highly recommended for fans of Hollis’ sparse aesthetic.” - Classic Pop Magazine

“...sitting on the borders between Prog and ambient but often blurring the lines so that it is properly individual.” - music-news.com

FOR FANS OF: Pink Floyd, Talk Talk, Mark Hollis

LISTEN: https://spoti.fi/3MgDcIr

Show starts at 7:30pm.

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