Adele, Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling cut their teeth in the rock clubs of West London, and Treetop Flyers spent a few pint-soaked nights supporting these meteoric talents long before they became Shepherd's Bush rock fixtures themselves. This scene -- which revolved around Communion, the collective and label co-founded by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett -- encouraged the relentlessly gigging musicians to form the twang-loving quintet in 2009 while they witnessed the rise of their rock compatriots.

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