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Tree dates from late 1990 and has a bit of an air of mystery about it. Tree examines the effect certain places can have on you and the way some places carry a mood, or some slight apprehension of something beyond what one might otherwise sense. Though Tree is coming from this rather mysterious aspect, many places might seem to have this evocative nature to them. The lyrics are a stream of consciousness narrative, an observing character who watches owls, peers through windows and so on. This mental image evokes a feeling of solitude and perhaps a yearning for wherever it can be found. Driving rhythm and mesmerising riffs fill out Tree's otherworldly hollow theme.


There’s a tree on the hill
There’s an owl in the tree

There is a grave I can see
There’s somebody else here with me

There’s a bat in the sky
and the wind it's just a sigh

There through the window I spy
The murder occurring nearby


from Evocations (album), track released November 20, 2018
words and music Johnny Stowmarries
Tree features Johnny Stowmarries on vocals

recorded, mixed and produced by James North
Recorded at James North Productions in Brisbane
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The Goths Brisbane, Australia

The Goths are a goth duo from Brisbane, formed in 1987, featuring singer-songwriters Johnny Stowmarries (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Percy Blakeney (vocals, bass).
Beginning in the 80s, with solid longstanding nocturnal residencies at The Bohemian, gigs in the 90s included Bertie's & Metropolis, The Sitting Duck, and The Dead Rat. The Goths were also one of the first performing acts at The Zoo.
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