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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Treehouse - Centre of Their World
Treehouse is a rumbling, jangling pop punk band from Hobart, that first appeared on these pages a few years ago when we featured their Interzone album. The trio is Cal, Jon and Will, and they raise a righteous noise. The band's latest album is Centre of Their World, released by the excellent Vacant Valley label. The seven tracks confirm that rock isn't dead, hasn't totally been taken over by corporations and hired computer drones, and isn't even stale or trite. Of course, in order for there to be a silver lining, the rules say there has to be a cloud. And the cloud here is that Centre of Their World is a cassette release, and the Bandcamp page says it is sold out. I can't do anything about that, but I suggest you listen to the clips here, and then stream the album on Bandcamp (my favorites are "Slave" and "Stop the Ocean"). Then follow Vacant Valley on social media so when their next nugget is released you don't miss out. And maybe if you beg label boss Peter sweetly enough he can find a way to sell digital versions of the album.