Since 2004, The Tramlines have been creating music that seamlessly links elements of country, shoegaze, experimental, jazz, and post-rock without ever losing sight of their indie-rock foundation. The band's unique approach to songwriting offers the listener not only immediate hooks, but also layer upon layer of intricate detail. In concert , The Tramlines have an uncanny ability to instantly grab audiences and hold on to them long after their time on stage is through.
The Tramlines' signature sound is borne of dynamic crescendos contrasted against melodies gleaned from years of FM radio; their melodies are vacationers on a beach, their rhythms are a fast-approaching storm. This unsettling atmosphere is created using guitars, organs, pianos, mandolins, and various other sounds that blend to create a beautiful, forceful energy that only these five people could create, but willingly let everyone else experience.
In Early 2005, The Tramlines independently released an EP entitled I Have a Vision. The EP was an early indication of how the band conceived the so-called "pop song", and it left fans eagerly awaiting a full length album.
After two years filled with live shows and rigorous recording sessions, The Tramlines finally delivered their first full-length, The Bottom of the Sea, on February 21st , 2007. The album evokes a weathered sailor strumming an acoustic guitar whilst a hurricane batters his beloved ship; a turbulent trip through a range of human emotions, all the while accompanied by an orchestra of ghosts who want nothing more than to feel those emotions again.