W I N T E R

Live Act Alternative Folk Indie
W I N T E R  - Alternative Folk Indie Live Act in Cambridge

W I N T E R Short Info

WINTER is not a band, it is a family.

Matt and Joe Winter have been singing and playing guitars together their whole lives. After the disbanding of their last group they moved 200 kilometres apart and tried to build a new life. 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 a Dictaphone whilst in transit; Matt re-immersing himself in the music of their childhood - Simon & Garfunkel, Big Star, Smokey Robinson, Elliott Smith, The Coral - 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, about where the discarded and forgotten bits of our selves might end up, about the biggest truths.

As 2013 became 2014 WINTER went into the studio. Spurred on by the debut albums of Villagers, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins and Tune-Yards, they recorded six sessions in seven months with producer Brett Shaw. They have now assembled these sessions into an album of their own. These are the songs they found in the dark.

WINTER is not a band, it is a family.

Matt and Joe Winter have been singing and playing guitars together their whole lives. After the disbanding of their last group they moved 200 kilometres apart and tried to build a new life. 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 a Dictaphone whilst in transit; Matt re-immersing himself in the music of their childhood - Simon & Garfunkel, Big Star, Smokey Robinson, Elliott Smith, The Coral - developing his own half-formed pop songs. He then melded these to the vocal f...

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Past Gigs W I N T E R

  • 05 | 2015 Portland Arms / Cambridge Album Launch gig
  • 05 | 2015 Servant Jazz Quarters / London Album Launch gig
  • 05 | 2015 Louisiana / Bristol Album Launch gig
  • 02 | 2015 Old Queens Head / London Beatnik Events
  • 11 | 2014 Portland Arms / Cambridge support to Maricka Hackman
  • 09 | 2014 Portland Arms / Cambridge support to Famy
  • 02 | 2014 Portland Arms / Cambridge support to Rae Morris
  • 01 | 2014 Portland Arms / Cambridge support to Nathaniel Rateliff
  • 11 | 2011 Louisiana / Bristol support to Kate Walsh
  • 10 | 2011 Portland Arms / Cambridge support to The Travelling Band
  • 04 | 2010 Portland Arms / Cambridge support to King Creosote and his one man band

Discography W I N T E R

  • 2015 In The Dark Album | Wild Sound Recordings
  • 2015 Father Time Single | Wild Sound Recordings
  • 2015 The Sea Bites Back Single | Wild Sound Recordings

Media

  • Sound

Origin

  • Cambridge GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Joe Winter Singer
  • Matt Winter Guitar and Singing