Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wintersleep - Spirit

1. Who are Wintersleep? 

Wintersleep are an indie rock band from Halifax, Canada. The band started in 2001 and Spirit (July'16) is the second single from their sixth album The Great Detachment (March'16). 

2. What kind of song is Spirit

Spirit is instantly contagious, radio friendly, mainstream indie rock with a big, ebullient, all in chorus and a touch of indie folk/rock crossover to the tune. A lovely little bass hook bubbles underneath this chest-pounding crowd pleaser. 

3. Who do Wintersleep sound like? 

Arkells, Frightened Rabbit and The Strumbellas. 

4. What have the press said about Spirit

“Raw energy and intensity” – Dusty Organ. 

“Americana rock” – Hear And Now Media.

“A liberating feel-good anthem” – Montreal Rocks.

5. Which bands have influenced Wintersleep?

Their main influences are Neil Young, Fugazi, Dinosaur Jr, Radiohead and Black Mountain. 

6. Why should I give Spirit a listen? 

Because you love chest-thumping mainstream indie with an all-together chorus. 

7. What are Wintersleep's best songs? 

Amerika is head and shoulders above the rest and once Orca warms up it rocks harder than a jail house rapist's erection. 

8. Any more blather?

The Great Detachment is produced by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai and Super Furry Animals).

“Caught in the spirit of our time”

The Super Furry Animals are a psychedelic Britpop band from Cardiff, Wales. They started making music in 1993 and are still going strong. They were contempories of bands like Stereophonics, Catatonia, Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub. (Drawing) Rings Around The World was the title track from Super Furry Animals' fifth album Rings Around The World (2001). Rings Around The World was the bands most successful album, critically and commercially, and made it to number 3 on the U.K. album charts. Drowned In Sound called it, “Dreamy. Experimental. Schizophrenic. Bizarre.”

“You expose the film in me”

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