Trees Speak Breeze
Halifax’s Trees Speak Breeze play upbeat songs about introspection, love and loss, and the obscurity of modern life, in a hybrid of styles that frontman and founding member Josh Horner describes as “indie/pop/rock/jam/riffy/alt/fun.”
TSB started as a solo project by Horner who released two full-length acoustic albums: “Singles” in January 2008 and “Shoreline” in 2013. A departure from the acoustic-tinged sound of the first two albums, “Paisley Days” was released in October 2014. Drawing from a diverse set of influences, the album opens with somber piano melodies that give way to rousing, energetic guitars tailed by fuzzy distortion and determined percussive beats.
Though Horner does guitar and vocal duties on every one of Paisley Days’ thirteen tracks – with the occasional bass and percussion contribution – the album features the combined efforts of over twenty musicians.
“Friends and fellow musicians inspire me to push my music in new and exciting ways and without their influence on Paisley Days it wouldn’t be as diverse as it is. I’m looking forward to releasing more sounds in the new year with the current lineup of musicians that I’m honoured to share the stage with,” says Horner.
The band’s current lineup came together in August 2014 and includes Adam Ritchie on guitar, Eddie Spriggs on bass, Devon Bennett on guitar, Daniel Bennett on drums, Braden Nelson on keys and percussion, and Shileen Gillis’ silky smooth vocals. With the new lineup in tow, the band are recording new songs and playing live shows in Halifax and beyond.