Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Crooked Trees is a duo consisting of Kevin Spring (Lead Guitar) and Emil Salmi (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar) formed in 2016. With influences ranging from old classics & the 90’s Grunge scene, to more modern acts like Kings of Leon and Mumford & Sons. Crooked Trees have a unique pop-rock sound with an indie vibe, alongside the heavier grunge tone that presents itself in their lyrics.
Through mutual friends, Crooked Trees got in touch with Swedish producer Mikael Nord (The Rasmus, The Scorpions). Nord was impressed by their sound and recommended them to producer Lennart Östlund, former owner of legendary Polar Studios where acts like Led Zeppelin, ABBA, Rolling Stones, Rammstein and many more have recorded.
Shortly after they went into the studio with Lennart Östlund and Rolf Alex, an indie label called Music Help in late 2016 signed Crooked Trees. After the success of Crooked Trees short summer tour, Emil and Kevin went back to write new music.
In late 2017/early 2018 Crooked Trees came back with a couple of shows to present their new material and in spring 2018 they headed back into the recording studio.
After three months of recording with Lennart, Rolf and Rasmus Flyckt (Urban Cone, Producer), and deciding not to work with Music Help anymore, Crooked Trees are now ready to release their new EP ‘FLAWS’ independently.
With the first single ‘Vertigo’ out in November of 2018.