The Gardener & The Tree come from Schaffhausen, a small city close to the German border. Their singer, Manuel Felder, likes to close his eyes while singing songs that are perfect to engage the audience – with their integrated “heys”, “oh ohs” and “lalalas”. In the last few years, they’ve managed to weave together the influences of North American indie and folk pop into their own so they sounded like Switzerland’s answer to Of Monsters and Men.
Their latest album “69591, LAXÅ” is in many respect a product of homeland’s stories full of melancholy, unity and all things that are matter of the heart & the little joys of life, like “spending all their money on the gumball machine“. However, most of the sources of inspiration for the album were drawn in Laxå, Sweden. “69591, LAXÅ” is a humble album that sounds like a cozy wood-cabin production with quiet facettes as in songs like “Secrets” or “Amber” in between majestic clap and stomp songs like “Meantime Lover”.
The reasons for their success are simple: their songs are great singalongs with emotional stories which are produced like festival anthems with monstrous hooks full of energy and honesty.