Friday, 5 February 2016

Winters End Q&A

Your name: 
Marissa Pinto.

Where are you from? 
Sydney, Australia.

Name of band: 
Winters End.

Who else is in your band? 
My brother Christopher Pinto.

How would you describe yourselves and your music? 
We're an independent band, described as indie electronic. Our music is 'big' sounding, with dramatic dark chords, dynamic changes and it aims to take its listeners on a journey.

Who are your main influences musically? 
We draw upon a lot of influences. Being both 80s babies, we love the electronic sounds of The Divinyls, Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins, along with more modern influences of Tame Impala, The Jezabels, Radiohead and The Midnight Juggernauts

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
Our aim is to record music that moves people, that reaches out and signifies that people are not alone, that we're all connected. We hope to meet all the wonderful supporters we have worldwide through traveling the world and performing internationally. 

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
Big highlights for us were being invited to perform at two international music festivals in 2014. We performed at Indie Week in Toronto, Canada, and Youbloom Music Festival in LA. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
In 2014 we were in our rehearsal studio when we were notified that our friend, who was for all intents and purposes our brother, had passed away. That is a moment we would definitely like to forget. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why? 
Our current single Mayfair would be the song that best represents our music. It is anthemic, dynamic, and it builds up over the course of the song both in angst and sonic layering. 

Where can we listen to it? 
We just released our music video for Mayfair which aims to increase awareness about domestic violence, and to encourage reporting.

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask? 
We're currently touring in support of UK band Yossarian. Our next shows are 7th Feb Sydney, The Vanguard, 13th Feb Brisbane, Ric's Bar and 20th Feb Newcastle, The Lass O'Gowrie. 

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