More Like Trees has a constantly shifting line-up, but at its core is the precocious song writing talent of singer/guitarist Joshua Whitehouse. Their’s is a sound like no other: foot-stomping, heart-pounding, and infectious. This is an alt-modern melting-pot of styles, re-imagined as acoustic dance music, a meeting of drum n’ bass and folk, with knowing nods towards flamenco and gypsy influences that they call ‘strum n’ bass’. Joining Josh on More Like Trees’ highly regarded debut album is his brother Matt Whitehouse on cajon & classical bassist Lachlan Radford; but you’re just as likely to see him performing with keyboards or a beat-boxer, often in collaboration with some of the UK’s finest underground acts. You’ll find Josh sharing stages with everyone from Joe Driscoll or Lazy Habits to chart toppers such as Nick Mulvey and Ayah Marar; testament to the musical dexterity that has seen More Like Trees quickly become a major part of London’s musical landscape.
Released on BBE Records, both the first EP – Full Circle and album Roots, Shoots, and Leaves – have garnered the highest levels of praise from every corner. Steve Lamacq was an early champion of the cover of Frankie Valli’s ‘The Night’, and dragon’s den star Kelly Hoppen was so blown away by the band’s live performance on Gaby Roslin’s BBC london show she booked them for her book-launch, live on-air. Aside from his own material, Josh has also been drafted in by drum n’ bass star MC Tali to record an acoustic reworking of her album ‘Dark Days, High Nights.’ As a result of this, More Like Trees were the first ever live band to play the reknowned drum and bass sun and bass festival in Sardinia.
Inspiring those around them with the same lust for creativity and joie de vivre that defines them as both musicians and people, they are well on their way to cementing themselves as one of the most inspiring bands of their generation.