Towers and Trees has always been a heart-driven project.
It’s a quality that has set them apart, from their scrappy, home-recorded debut and the viral single it spawned, to the heady anthems of sophomore release The West Coast. Every song is packed with an honesty and earnestness that is increasingly rare in this age of digital consumption!
In a way, their sound reflects the rugged, natural beauty of their home on Vancouver Island British Columbia. Songwriter Adrian Chalifour’s poignant lyrics are often steeped in the stories and imagery of the Pacific Northwest and matched every step of the way by the sweeping hooks and rich arrangements crafted by his co-collaborators, among them Jesse Boland (drums), Dave Zellinsky (lead guitar) and Dave Arter (bass). The resulting sound can best be described as heart-full, and nowhere is this more palpable than on stage, where their energetic and immersive live experiences have been described as “spectacular” (Exclaim.ca).
Indie-rock band Towers and Trees first made waves in 2013, emerging from the Victoria indie scene as a Zone @ 91.3 Band of the Month, and later participating as a Top 20 finalist in the Peak Performance Project (the largest artist development program in Canada at the time). They self-released their sophomore album The West Coast in 2015 alongside their first Canadian tour and subsequent tours of Western Canada, garnering positive reviews and publicity across the country.
Their music has landed on commercial and CBC radio markets throughout Canada, most notably in their home market of Victoria where single Bad Heart was played in heavy rotation. Their extensive tour history includes showcase performances at Canadian Music Week, Break Out West, Rifflandia Festival, Rock The Shores, Canada Day celebrations in Victoria, Tofino and Ucluelet, and more.