In January Melbourne’s premier French-horn clad quintet The Bean Project recorded their debut album ‘Naked Trees’. After 3 months of touring the country, playing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival and showcasing in Kansas City at Folk Alliance International, the 2016 FAA Artist of the Year is set to release the first single from the album in May supported by a national tour.
‘Naked Trees’ is like a good whisky - strong, woody and rich, and after a while you can’t help your booty from shaking. The album sways from enthusiastic groovy numbers such as ‘Gaps’ to tear-jerking singer-songwriter songs such as ‘Never Been More Alone.’ Inspired by the naked trees it is named after, the production took a no frills, no gimmicks, straight forward approach, using great microphones to record great performances. Described as ‘the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire,’ The Bean Project’s premier record carves its own path in a highly saturated sonic landscape.