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Treeboy & Arc

Neighbourhood Watch


Hey. We’re Treeboy & Arc from Leeds, UK. We’ve just released our debut album ‘Natural Habitat’ which was heavily influenced by our surroundings here in the city. Alongside that, it was produced by Matt Peel at The Nave, a studio space based in Stanningley (one of Leeds’ suburbs), and released by Leeds-based Clue Records. Safe to say, we like Leeds. Most of us have grown up here except Sammy, who’s lived here for around 10 years now. 


Leeds is home to a bunch of amazing record shops, our personal favourites being Jumbo, Crash & Vinyl Whistle. Jumbo are probably the biggest, stocking anything and everything. That’s the go-to for left-field oddities and all the staff are ace at giving personalised recommendations. Crash is just around the corner and a little smaller but still has a great selection. They also put on tonnes of shows around Leeds, bringing massive bands to play small intimate shows in venues you’d never dream of seeing them in. Vinyl Whistle is up in Headingley so is a little closer to home for us. It’s run by former Premier League referee Jon Moss, which is pretty cool to us as football fans. 


We’re lucky that Leeds is full of really great music venues and pubs. You’ll regularly catch us at Brudenell Social Club or Hyde Park Book Club, two of our favourite music venues in Leeds that are fortunately not too far from where we all live. Both are always trying to help local bands get in front of bigger audiences. When we’re not at a show, we’re usually at Terminus, New Headingley Club or Cardigan Arms, three pubs with nice beer gardens and a nice friendly atmosphere. Brudenell Social Club and New Headingley Club also both have a bunch of snooker and pool tables which is always a treat! 


One of the great things about Leeds is that within 10 minutes, you can be out of the city and in the countryside. There are loads of great wild swimming spots along the River Wharfe. Our favourite is just by Arthington Viaduct; there’s rocky beaches and a grassy embankment to jump off, all set against a glorious backdrop. You can also swim at various places where the river passes through Otley and Ilkley. As always with wild swimming, there are risks involved, so exercise caution; safety is always the priority! 


Andy's Man Club are a Men's Suicide prevention charity that started in Halifax in 2016. They offer online and in-person support groups which provide a safe space for men to talk about problems or issues they may be facing with others in similar situations. They aim to reduce the stigmas that surround Men's mental health and promote the fact that it's okay to talk about your issues. 

The bands debut album "Natural Habitat" is out now via Clue Records/EMI North and catch them on tour the rest of this year.

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Words by Treeboy & Arc
Photography by Andrew Benge
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