Announcing the release of 'BORN INTO THE WAVES' the thirteenth studio album from influential cult British band AND ALSO THE TREES, alongside spring 2016 European tour dates.
Inspired by the band’s recent concerts in previously unvisited countries - Ukraine, Romania, Lithuania and Japan - Born Into the Waves evolves from four pieces composed by guitarist Justin Jones on the theme of love songs from around the world. Following the recent success of acclaimed albums 'Hunter not the Hunted' and '(Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man', 'Born Into the Waves' encompasses a new spirit of optimism and liberation in the lyrics of vocalist Simon Huw Jones.
In their 35th year, And Also the Trees continue to evolve and break new creative ground. In 2015, Justin worked with Marc Almond playing guitar on a track from his album ‘_the Dancing Marquis'. Drummer Paul Hill recently performed with the internationally known German multimedia artist John Bock at Frieze Art Fair,
London. Simon collaborated with French composer Olivier Mellano, providing lead vocals on the '13 guitars ‘_version of his 'Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne ‘_commissioned epic. Simon is also nearing
completion of the second_'November'_album with_Bernard Trontin_of the young Gods. Born Into the Waves also features guest vocalist Adam Sherry from 'A Dead Forest Index', direct from their Savages and Chelsea Wolfe tour slots. And Also the Trees’ connection with the Cure was recently revived when Robert Smith, a long time admirer, invited them as special guests for their three shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo.
Musically however, to the uninitiated, they are more often likened to Nick Cave, Tindersticks and Scott Walker.