Izzy and the Black Trees was founded in 2018 by the singer and band leader, Izabela Izzy Rekowska who spent some time in London working-up her songwriting skills.
They have released their dark folky ballad single “Winter’s Coming Down” in March 2018. The song as well as its epic music video instantly gained recognition by various indie radio stations in the UK, the U.S and even Australia. Same year their debut EP was self-released. In autumn 2019, the rock’n’roll infused single Picasso’s Octopuss revealed a feisty, fuzz ridden sound which is present throughout the debut LP “Trust No One”.
Their live shows are full of punk and rock’n’roll energy. In 2019 they played among other shows at Westway LAB (PT), Spring Break (PL), TakBrzmiMiasto (PL) showcase festivals – selected as INES Talent 2019. Played concerts in Berlin, among others at the well-known club Schokoladen in Mitte.
In 2020 the band was invited to play at Liverpool SoundCity festival which was cancelled due to covid-19. They have planned concerts in Czech Republic which will be picked up once it is possible. Despite a tough situation Izzy & Co. managed to play a few exciting shows in the summer, among others at Inne Brzmienia in Lublin (Different Sounds festival). They also recorded a live session at the Garage Show Poland: https://youtu.be/V-nJcDECc28 and played at Spring Break Showcase festival online representing local artists of Poznan: https://youtu.be/G0fYaoO-HFM
“You guys sound like Patti Smith band, great vocals and guitar riffs” — Chelsea Wolfe band (USA)
Listed as ones to watch by Bandcamp Daily feature: https://daily.bandcamp.com/scene-report/polish-psych-stoner-scene-report?fbclid=IwAR1erl3KEAowZQrkIppoB-n930Y0u2zyE_wLeCSNYfm5LZeWFJh3Bv8YkQw
Trust No One – released 7th of April 2020 by Antena Krzyku