The Kanyu Tree

The Kanyu Tree


The Kanyu Tree are three brothers who are in pursuit of the perfect pop song.They are influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Prince, M83, Hall and Oates, Metronomy, Steely Dan and Phoenix. And The Beach Boys. Their debut album, 'People Street' entered the Irish charts at #4 in late 2011.


There are any number of things that stand out about Irish trio The Kanyu Tree. The songs. The name. The harmonies. The fact the three members are siblings. But above all, it comes down to one thing. The sound. Listen to their singles ‘Radio’ and ‘Shelf Life’ or delve into their 10-track debut album, ‘People Street’, and you’ll hear it. Ask them to define it, and they’ll say: “Pop. Classic pop.”

Musically, The Kanyu Tree sound both surprisingly familiar and like little else around today. Ask the band what music they like, what they listen to, they always end up in a particular place: that loose category that will always have a home on the FM dial. They are a band in pursuit of the perfect pop song.

The band have spent 2011 on the road, building a fanbase by playing a host of festivals including Oxegen, Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, the Galway Arts Festival Big Top and Indiependence. They rounded the year off with a slot at The O2 for the Smartsounds festival; a jaunt around Ireland in support of The Coronas, and a sold-out headline show in Whelan’s.

‘People Street’ – co-produced by the band and Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest and mixed by Chris Potter – was released on Sony Music in Ireland on September 30 2011. It entered the charts at No4. The band release a new single, ‘Congratulations’, in early 2012.

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04/2011: Radio
07/2011: Shelf Life
09/2011: Slow
02/2012: Congratulations

10/11: Congratulations