Treefight for Sunlight

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For the album of the same name, please see A Collection of Vibrations for Your Skull.
Treefight for Sunlight
Origin North Jutland, Denmark
Genres Indie pop
Baroque pop
Years active 2007-present
Labels Tambourhinoceros (DK)
Bella Union (UK)
Friendly Fire Recordings (US)
Members Mathias Sørensen
Morten Winther Nielsen
Christian Rohde Lindinger
Niels Kirk

Treefight for Sunlight is a four-piece indie pop band from North Jutland, Denmark. The group's current line-up consists of Mathias Sørensen (drums,vocals), Morten Winther Nielsen (guitar, vocals), Christian Rohde Lindinger (bass, vocals), Niels Kirk (piano, vocals). They are produced by Tambourhinoceros in Denmark, Bella Union in the United Kingdom, and Friendly Fire Recordings in the United States. They are known for their unique piano-driven melodies, their combination of folk and psychedelic influences, and their use of upbeat, and sometimes nonsensical lyrics.


Their self-titled debut album, Treefight for Sunlight, was released in the United Kingdom in February 2011, and received mixed reviews. Whilst general critical opinion was rarely against the album, concerns were raised that there wasn't enough power in it to ensure a successful career. Music blog DrownedinSound noted that while the album 'suggest[ed] potential' it was not well enough formed to earn a place in the UK music scene.[1] By contrast, Clashmusic said of the group that 'the pace is infectious and small helpings will sweeten your day'.[2]

The single "Facing the Sun" fared better, with The Recommender saying that the band captured the feel they were aiming for 'remarkably well'.[3] The Guardian called it 'one of the most glorious things we've heard all year'.[4]

The group have been compared in style to the Fleet Foxes and MGMT.[4] Music guide Allmusic said that Treefight for Sunlight "could've been plucked from the Elephant 6 Collective".[5]

Their first album was not released until 8 November 2011 in the American market, and was given its original Danish title, A Collection of Vibrations for Your Skull.[6]

In January 2012, their single "Facing the Sun" made an appearance on the programme Revenge, which airs on the American television network ABC.[7]


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  1. ^ Cooper, Dan (2011-02-16). "Treefight for Sunlight - Treefight for Sunlight / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Treefight For Sunlight - Treefight For Sunlight | Clash Music Latest Album Review". Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Treefight For Sunlight". The Recommender. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  4. ^ a b Paul Lester (2010-11-18). "New band of the day – No 912: Treefight for Sunlight | Music |". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  5. ^ Kerr, Scott. "Treefight for Sunlight". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  6. ^ Friendly Fire Recordings :: Treefight For Sunlight
  7. ^ "Revenge - Music Lounge -". Retrieved 2012-01-23. 

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