Tour: Winter People announce national tour; debut album ‘A Year At Sea’
Sydney’s Winter People are proud to announce the release of their debut album, “A Year At Sea” – out 21st September – and their national album tour.
The album follows hot on the heels of the band’s beloved single “Gallons”, which spawned an acclaimed EP in April and their national tour in May/June.
Helmed by singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist, Dylan Baskind, Winter People has blossomed into a sprawling six-piece, boasting no fewer than two violin players and five vocalists. Combining the pastoral harmonies of the old world, with the bitter edges of the new one, Winter People create songs of the modern wilderness.
“It represents the end of a long journey through the ocean back onto the land,” says Baskind of the album’s title. “In symbolic terms such a journey represents the basis of the creative act: to navigate the dark and unknown (the unconscious) and then to cross back over into the definite and solid (the conscious).”
Since bursting into the spotlight in 2010, Winter People’s timeless compositions – including Triple J favourites “Wishingbone” and “Gallons” – have seen them become an object of local and international adoration. This is no more obvious that in the list of expert craftsmen who contributed to the album; including recording by Tim Whitten (Augie March, The Go-Betweens), production by Brooklyn extraordinaire Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Frightened Rabbit) and mixing by Rich Costey (The Shins, Foster The People, Bloc Party).
Yet, it is during their arrestingly intimate live performances that Winter People are most in their element. Having played to five sold-out Corner Hotels with Megan Washington, toured nationally with Gossling and undertaken their celebrated “Gallons” headline tour in May/June 2012, Winter People show stunning ability to bridge from warm acoustics and A Capella to sweeping strings and tumultuous harmonies.
This sort of unique journey seems only possible via Baskind’s unique and personal approach to songcraft: “It begins with an instinct or feeling, something hidden and shapeless and boundless, and transformed into something definite through the concrete logical structures of music and words. From the ocean to the land: “A Year At Sea”.
WINTER PEOPLE – A YEAR AT SEA ALBUM TOUR
Presented by SPA, Groupie and Live Solution
w/ special guests Founds
Brisbane Wed 12th Sep @ The Zoo
Manly Thu 27th Sep @ Manly Boatshed
Adelaide Fri 28th Sep @ ‘Cats’ Rocket Bar *
Melbourne Sat 29th Sep @ The Toff
Melbourne Sun 30th Sep PurePop Records (AA)
Brisbane Thu 4th Oct @ Black Bear Lodge
Byron Fri 5th Oct @ Beach Hotel
Gold Coast Sat 6th Oct @ The Loft
Brisbane Sun 7th Oct @ ‘Live Spark’ Brisbane Powerhouse (AA)
Wollongong Thu 11th Oct @ Yours & Owls *
Newcastle Fri 12th Oct @ Cambridge Hotel
Sydney Sat 13th Oct @ The Factory Theatre
Katoomba Sun 14th Oct @ Clarendon Guest House * (AA)
* Founds not appearing
Tickets and album vinyl + ticket bundle On Sale Wednesday 8th August. Available from venues and usual ticketing outlets.
People who purchase the album vinyl + ticket bundle will receive a digital copy of the album on release. Vinyl must be picked up from the merchandise desk at the venue.
‘A Year At Sea’ will be available this September 21st through Hub The Label / Inertia.