“TREE HOUSE FIRE 8 years on the road but still as fresh as ever.”
“NEW BRIT REGGAE Look out for Tree House Fire on the festival circuit this summer, new music, new British reggae music ”
David Rodigan Radio 1 Extra….
Who are they?
THF from the leafy suburbs of Surrey and the hills, valleys and beaches of South Wales
Sam Rothon (lead singer)
David Enos aka Dai (lead guitar)
Anthony Rosher aka Ant (bass guitar)
Mathew Davies aka Dasher (key boards)
James Betchley aka Jimmy (drums)
THF style is deeply entrenched in reggae with lyrics and melody that presses all the right buttons giving the audience something to think about while jamming to the infusion of reggae, hip hop and Ska with a riff or two of rock on lead guitar.
And where have they been?
The popularity of the band has seen them share the stage with the likes of The Skints, Reel Big Fish, Anti Flag, Katchafire, Mad Caddies, Macka B, The Beat, The Selector and New York Ska legends The Toasters, along with numerous festival appearances including the UK’s largest reggae and Ska festival, Boomtown Fair, alongside established acts such as Damian Marley,Madness, Cat Empire and Anthony B, to name but a few.
Albums released to date:
2012: debut album ‘ROCKET’ still one of the favourites with fans.
2014: ‘Actions Reactions’ spent a number of weeks in the top 5 ITunes Reggae chart and strengthen the bands fan base further afield.
2016: THF released “Coming in Hot”, a 6-track semi-acoustic EP which showcased both the band’s musical maturity and their ability to write soulful, melodic reggae with thought-provoking lyrics. The release was supported by a video for the title track from the EP which features on the band’s YouTube channel – a channel that has received in excess of 100,000 views to date.
2018 saw the release of their second 6 Track EP “FOOLS GOLD” Which is also the title of the first single off the EP. This EP has a slight directional change for this 5 piece BRIT REGGAE act – there’s a little more heat in the FIRE and they collaborated with other producers on this EP one of which being Curtis Lynch famed for his work with Gorillaz. The whole EP has a rich sound quality and well produced feel to it, akin to a band that you would find higher up the musical food chain, it pays homage to all the sub genres within the reggae spectrum but not too dubby, so has a great sound for mainstream radio and a great listen for old and new school reggae listeners.
It’s been a while since reggae has been in the main stream but as bands go TREE HOUSE FIRE has definitely got the swag, look and commercial sound to kick that door open again.