”…they combine the best elements of old school alternative pop-rock (think R.E.M. or 54-40) and contemporary indie.“ Ride the Tempo

”What really resonates…is the artistic lyrics, which weave together an exploration of doubt, admiration, uncertainty, and other experiences and emotions.“ The Manitoban

Hearing Trees takes you from edge-riding rock to uplifting choruses with a backdrop of colourful, image-inducing lyrics. The hard-working band follows in the footsteps of Canadian mainstays such as Sam Roberts, Matthew Good, Tragically Hip and The Watchmen to carve out their own slot of the northern music landscape.

Frontman Graham Hnatiuk’s immersive poetry grasps the gritty, dry edge of modern life – from Canadian soldiers coming home from the Spanish civil war, to kayaking in the Arctic Circle, and the return of their hometown Winnipeg Jets.

The band’s sophomore EP, Dear Sahara, was released in August 2015 and several Western Canadian tours followed in support. Dear Sahara boasts four songs tied together by a letter-writing theme, coupled with an extensive liner booklet containing handwritten lyrics and quotes. It earned a 5/5 review in Canadian Beats, topped the chart at their hometown CKUW, and reached #35 nationally on EarShot!
Since Dear Sahara, Hearing Trees found their stride in touring, regularly returning to Western Canada, using the stage night in and night out to refine and test new ideas. After each tour brings a new visit to the studio, laying down beats perfected on the road.

Their upcoming project, Quiet Dreams, aims to capitalize on this writing-performing-refining process taking place throughout 2016, as well as their continued relationship with producer Michael P Falk (Head in the Sand, Les Jupes).

April 22, 2017 11:00 pm CMW Showcase