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Video of the Moment #1809: Alex Winston

 
By on Thursday, 21st May 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Detroit singer/songwriter Alex Winston, her mini-LP ‘Sister Wife’ released in 2011. Winston’s back now with a new single ‘Careless’, out now on digital and 7″ vinyl formats on Neon Gold Records. It’s pretty much mainstream pop at its finest, so have a watch and listen to the promo below.

Alex Winston will be touring this summer with Neon Trees in North America and also has a handful of her own headline dates; they’re all listed on her official Web site.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjppksDmjUs[/youtube]

 

MP3 of the Day #492: Alex Winston

 
By on Thursday, 16th February 2012 at 10:00 am
 

Today’s mp3 freebie is from Alex Winston from Detroit. ‘Fire Ant’ has a bombast mixed with childlike wonder via carnival-like backing instrumentation. You almost kind of expect Winston to appear around the next corner dressed like someone in a freak show. Listen to and download the track below.

 

Alex Winston / March and April 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 13th January 2012 at 9:30 am
 

Detroit singer Alex Winston will be playing a list of short dates in the UK in March and April.

Her debut album ‘King Con’ drops on the 5th of March in the UK (one week earlier in the U.S.)

Tuesday 20th March 2012 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Wednesday 21th March 2012 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 22th March 2012 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Friday 23th March 2012 – Bristol Thekla
Wednesday 4th April 2012 – London XOYO

 

Video of the Moment #489: Alex Winston

 
By on Monday, 30th May 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Here is the promo video for ‘Sister Wife’ by Detroit’s Alex Winston, who we featured as a Bands to Watch in March. There’s a scary looking cat spitting up fake blood as well as a boa constrictor in here, so if either put you off, skip this one.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzObsfboaJ0[/youtube]

 

Bands to Watch #203: Alex Winston

 
By on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 at 12:00 pm
 

Words by Rafael Rivas

Seeing and listening to Alex Winston are two different things. Her high-pitched voice, impossible to categorize or even compare, has a beautiful blend. If one were to blindly stumble upon her music, you’d think it was a Korean singer on the verge of an English crossover. As a songwriter her material is unconventional, and as a singer she delivers enough vocal range to keep you interested.

The Detroit native hardly shows the long list of influences. While she grew up listening to Iggy Pop and Motown, Winston is carving her own path. Her music video for ‘Locomotive’ is like a 2-minute holiday to the ‘80s. Adorned with all the digital trimmings of the era, the video is a representation of Winston’s unique offering to music. Her latest mini-LP, ‘Sister Wife’, showcases all of her talents mixed into one: writing, drums, piano and guitar.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g_T1h62ybo[/youtube]

Her single ‘Choice Notes’ is a whimsical voyage with an impeccable use of instruments. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Gwen Stefani. The single ‘Don’t Care About Anything’, in contrast, showcases her rare vocal ability. It’s fascinating to watch such a petite artist contort words into beautiful music.

Her last album has produced solid songs worthy of more exposure. Currently, she is touring America to promote ‘Sister Wife’; it’s only a matter of time before Winston’s music finds the rest of the world.

You can download ‘Locomotive’ and its Jaybird remix from a previous MP3 of the Day post here.

 

MP3(s) of the Day #299: Alex Winston

 
By on Monday, 21st February 2011 at 10:00 am
 

Detroit singer/songwriter Alex Winston came to our attention via her covers of tracks by artists as varied as Jack Penate (she’s tried her hand at ‘Pull My Heart Away’) and Mumford and Sons (go here for her rendition of ‘White Blank Page’ filmed for HeavyRoc). But perhaps you are more familiar with the American’s voice from the Hyundai adverts featuring her tune ‘Choice Notes’?

However you’ve come to know her, know this: she’s been tipped by many for what the Guardian calls her ‘Anglophile sensibility’. In the track ‘Locomotive’ that you can listen to and download below, she sounds like a more poppified version of Kate Bush. If she hasn’t covered ‘Running Up That Hill’ yet, I imagine it’s on her short list of future covers. Also included below is the Jaybird remix of ‘Locomotive’. Compare, contrast, comment and enjoy.

 
 
 

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