WORCESTER-based band The Arboretum are deep in rehearsals as they prepare to promote their album released earlier this year.

The band released their latest album Falls the Shadow in April on Luminol Records, the project being recorded entirely during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Chris Trim, one-third of the band that also features his brother Keith and his daughter Eva, said: “Whilst the world was at odds with fake news, climate emergency, misinformation, and new truths along with broken dreams, dystopian nightmares and political injustice, this album tried to reflect a spirit of hope and love from within the heart of the storm. 


The band performing at VSA Fest in the summer

The band performing at VSA Fest in the summer


 “With little opportunity to promote the album via live performance it has taken until now for the band to start to perform live once more. We have been busy featuring at Drummonds as part of the Uncover Re-united promotion, the V2AFest Festival in September, BBC introducing’s virtual Nozstock event plus the Marrsbar reopening event this month. We were also BBC Introducing’s artist of the week at the beginning of August.”

The Arboretum are now set for a headlining performance at the Sidbury live music venue – Paradiddles on Friday, October 22, with support from The Desperados.


The Arboretum at the Worcester Music Festival in 2019

The Arboretum at the Worcester Music Festival in 2019


They will perform much of the Falls the Shadow album including their new single Bone-Saw along with some new tracks which they have been working on since the release of their album. They will also feature Eva & The Blue Dive on guest backing vocals. 

Falls The Shadow is available via all of the normal streaming services and CDs can be bought via Bandcamp or from their live shows, the CDs featuring three bonus tracks not available on the streaming release. 

Tickets for the Paradiddles gig, priced £5, can be bought in advance by clicking here.

The band will also use their full audio-visual show with them featuring video projections to enhance the music for a real artistic audio-visual experience.  

For more details, go to www.thearboretumuk.com