Q&A Scene: Winters End

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
Mayfair is our single and we actually just released the video for the song. Domestic-violence themed, it aims to increase awareness and encourage reporting of domestic violence incidents. We are currently about to tour supporting UK band Yossarian on their Australian Summer Tour, with our first show happening this Saturday in Beechworth Victoria at Tanswells.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Mountains of billowing ice cream, because it is an expansive and big sound.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?
Mayfair resonates with us most strongly, especially with its combined imagery of the new video clip. It is a song that we’re proud of, both in its message, and in its aims to help victims of domestic violence.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.
When we played at Indie Week in Canada, we had a show in the middle of Toronto at 11:45pm. The amazing record producer Chris Birkett (Nothing Compares by Sinead O’Connor) happened to be at the club, and he stayed for our entire set, and loved our music and sound. We ended up having drinks with him and talking touring in Australia until the wee hours of the morning.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Our most prolific song-writing times are anytime that we don’t have the time to be composing. When we are under the pump for rehearsing either for a tour or recording, we always seem to become inspired, and write songs when we really shouldn’t be based on time constraints.

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Clocks by Coldplay. It has been my favourite song since 2002 and it continues to lift me up when I listen to it.

What’s next for you?
Our summer tour with Yossarian. Playing in 30th Jan in Victoria at Tanswells, 7th Feb at The Vanguard in Sydney, 13th Feb at Ric’s Bar in Brisbane and 20th Feb at The Lass O’Gowrie in Newcastle. We’re also working on some new material.

What’s your scene?
Christopher and I are both big surfers, so a lot of our spare time is spent at the beach. Our scene is a combination of good music, good waves, and good fun.

About Winters End

Winters End are Marissa Pinto (Vocals, Synth, Guitar, Bass) and Christopher Pinto (Drums).

Fresh off the end of their first National Australian Tour for Mayfair, Winters End are supporting UK band Yossarian on their Australian Summer Tour between Jan and Feb 2016.

Tour Dates

30th January – Tanswell’s Beechworth
Supporting Yossarian (UK)

7th February – The Vanguard, Sydney
Supporting Yossarian (UK) with CuzN

13th February – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane
Supporting Yossarian (UK)

20th February – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle
Supporting Yossarian (UK)

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