Friday, September 13, 2013

Alex Winston Premieres "101 Vultures" Track On SPIN / Idolator

Detroit native and current NYC resident Alex Winston released her debut album King Con early in 2012 and garnered critical acclaim for her uncanny ability to craft songs that remain with any listener. Having been compared to the likes of Joanna Newsom, Lykke Li, PJ Harvey, and Kate Bush, Winston returns to the public forum with “101 Vultures” highlighting her unique ghostly vocals and lush melodies.

With this piece she brings more focus on experience and introspection. The track was produced by former Editors Guitarist Chris Urbanowicz with additional production and mixing duties handled by Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine,Lucy Rose, Ed Sheeran). Alex will continue to play live and tour sporadically through the end of 2013 as she puts the finishing touches on her new album, which will be released in Spring 2014.

Press Quotes

“As a songwriter, every song has a substantial melodic surge that threatens to transport you back to some mid-’90s women-in-rock fantasia.” – SPIN Magazine

“Young Detroit native, fusing a feel for her hometown’s girl-group era with a distinctive post-Kate Bush soprano style and sticky-sweet, memorable choruses.” –Stereogum

“impossibly catchy refrains and smart tips-of-the-hat to her motown roots” – Filter

“Her voice is full of quirks, and more often than not she sounds closer to more alternative singers such as Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom, or even Karen O. “ – Pitchfork

“”Pop nuggets that are irrepressible with their energy and immediacy but never too saccharine.” –Washington Post

“Winston takes in funk, soul, rock, and pop—creating music that is truly her own.” – Interview Magazine

“Powerfully arresting voice” –MTV Iggy

“…the 24-year-old singer/songwriter possesses virtually the same vocal range as Kate Bush. Both vocalists have been recognized for employing an innocent, giddy soprano as their chief means of conveying anything-but-innocent, giddy lyrics.” –CMJ

“The key element to Winston’s music is her vocals, and so much of her songs hinges on building huge, booming harmonies. Her own voice, which maintains the high octave control of a soft-spoken banshee, is looped and overdubbed upon itself and bolstered by backing singers to create harmonies that are always rich, sometimes beautiful, and occasionally startlingly powerful.” – Drowned in Sound [UK]

“Winston’s voice may take a while to get used to. It’s not dissimilar to Joanna Newsom’s high-pitched tones, or one of the many vocal incarnations of PJ Harvey. It’s quirky, with a wonderfully unique tone that perhaps makes the songs more interesting to listen to than they would be otherwise.” – This Is Fake DIY [UK]

“The music clasps at the sprawling and elemental, and her vocals have a Joanna Newsom tickle to them” –NME [UK]

“Her unique voice is probably a good thing, as it sets this up-and-comer apart from the rest of the pop pack.” – Nylon

“She draws you in with supple harmonies and a delicate, sexy timbre; it’s whimsical and rocking, but soulful at the same time.” – Glamour

Tour Dates

09.21 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY*

*w/ The Echo Friendly, Connor Hanwick & Peggy Wang DJ Sets

Click Here To Listen To “101 Vultures” Track On Idolator