W I N T E R are brothers Matt and Joe Winter, they recently signed to folk-roots label Wild Sound to release their debut album ‘In The Dark’ on 4th May. We are honoured to be housing the premiere of the video for the track ‘Watch Me Run’, watch it below. Its evocative Crosby Stills, Nash and Young-esque entwined harmonies are woven with the duos modern take on Americana atmosphere.
“W I N T E R are brothers Matt and Joe Winter, fter the disbanding of their last group they moved 200 kilometres apart and tried to build new lives. They soon discovered that this was not possible. They could not live without music
From different sides of the country they wrote in parallel: Joe singing spontaneously into his Dictaphone whilst in transit; Matt re-immersing him self in the music of their childhood – Simon & Garfunkel, Big Star, Smokey Robinson, Elliot Smith. Developing his own half-formed pop songs. He then melded these to the vocal fragments he received down the wire from his brother.
Despite their unconventional working method – enforced by distance, constrained by time – they realised they were telling the same stories about feeling left behind and out of time.
In 2013 W I N T E R went into the studio and recorded six sessions in seven months with producer Brett Shaw (credits include: Florence and The Machine, Swim Deep, Daughter, Eliza Doolittle). They have now assembled these sessions into an album of their own ‘In The Dark’.”
W I N T E R Live:
1st May: Bristol Louisiana
5th May: London Servant Jazz Quarters
15th May: Cambridge Portland Arms