Vance Joy has been working on his music in a tree house studio.

The Australian singer-songwriter - who has been climbing the charts with his single 'Riptide' which was radio presenter Fearne Cotton's 'Song Of 2013' - has been busy working on his debut album with Ryan Hadlock - who produced The Lumineers.

During his time at Bear Creek Studios, which are located near Seattle, he loved being 20ft up in the air in a unique recording space.

Talking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: ''I've been in Seattle recording for my album. Now I'm in Illinois - it's cold in America!

''The time I spent in Seattle was really good. We were working in a recording studio called Bear Creek. They actually have a tree house studio, about 20ft up. It was cool to being able to live at the studio. ''

Vance is hoping to have many more opportunities in 2014 following the release of 'Riptide'.

He added: ''It is probably just riding the wave of having a song that's opening doors for me and enjoying the moment.''

Vance is soon to be heading back to his native Australia where he has a string of gigs, before coming to the UK and Europe.