A house in the trees
Né de l’imagination du mannequin Sam Hatchwell, A House In The Trees est devenu au fil des mois un collectif d’artistes, dont le noyau dur est constitué de six personnes. Ayant investi un pub londonien abandonné pour laisser libre court à leur imagination, ces jeunes gens livrent une pop en clair-obscur où les voix aériennes (masculines et féminines) et les guitares cristallines sont soutenues par un groove langoureux, hypnotique et sensuel.
‘A House In The Trees’ (AHITT) is a multi-faceted collaborative project that began as the bedroom recording project of instigator Sam Hatchwell and over the last two years has grown into a collective which splinters into music, art, visuals, and production.
AHITT are also co-founders of The Rising Sun – a SE London pub repurposed as an underground venue, recording studio and creative community inhabited by artists, musicians and producers – which has played host to many parties, events and happenings over the last 18 months and is at the centre of the Peckham arts scene.
Informed by the spirit of maverick Bristolian soundsystem crew The Wild Bunch, and taking in everything from J Dilla and crate digging New Orleans soul to synthwave and trap, AHITT have crafted a sound that is theirs alone.
AHITT’s ‘What Am I Supposed To Do?’ EP, captures the mid-twenties ennui of London life with lyrical themes of mundanity, longing and exodus. Recorded in typically self-sufficient fashion at Rising Sun Studios, ‘What Am I Supposed To Do?’ serves as an introduction to the group’s off-kilter pop, infused with trip-hop and ambient electronica, including the nostalgic tones and shimmering guitars of lead track ‘Summertime’.