Detroit born Alex Winston announces the release of her debut mini-album, â€˜Sister Wifeâ€™ out on March 4th (digitally on Feb 7th) through Heavy Roc (The Knocksâ€™ label).
â€˜Sister Wifeâ€™ follows Winstonâ€™s critically acclaimed 7â€ single â€˜Choice Notesâ€™ which was released summer 2010.
All tracks on â€˜Sister Wifeâ€™ have been written by the rising starlet with production duties handed over to New York whizz-kids The Knocks (Rhianna, Ellie Goulding) and the award winning Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine).
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Alex plays everything on the album however itâ€™s her bedazzling, otherworldly vocals that truly stand out. Opener, â€˜Locomotiveâ€™ sees her voice soar above a wall of percussion and melody. Then thereâ€™s â€˜Sister Wifeâ€™ which shows off her soul side with the defiant chorus, â€œHey there sister wife / Get the hell out / Itâ€™s my night / You donâ€™t know they way to his heart like I do.â€
â€˜Donâ€™t Care About Anythingâ€™ highlights Alexâ€™s penchant for dramatics, simple guitar lines and enchanting violins bristle excitedly with energy. â€˜Choice Notesâ€™, Alexâ€™s incessantly catchy debut single also makes an appearance on the mini album.
Highlighting Alexâ€™s impressive skill for crafting the perfect pop song (â€˜Choice Notesâ€™ & â€˜Sweet Jamesâ€™) as well as her darker, leftfield musings (â€˜Donâ€™t Care About Anythingâ€™); â€˜Sister Wifeâ€™ is a rousing, off-kilter debut from Detroitâ€™s much-fussed-over Alex Winston.
Having played her first ever live shows at CMJ 2010 and her debut UK show just weeks later at The Social, London; Alex has confirmed a string of European dates including a headline NME Awards Show at The New Players Theatre and a New To Q show in January.
Over in New York, Alex will be headlining the legendary Communion club founded by Mumford and Sons at its US debut. Although, Alex only has a handful of live dates under her belt, those who have seen her live can attest to the energy and power of her performance:
Label: Heavy Roc
Release Date: March 4th 2011 (Digitally on Feb 7th)
Upcoming European dates
27th January â€“ New To Q @ Bush Hall, London (w/ Egyptian Hip Hop)
16 February – Les Inrocks @ Le Nouveau Casino, Paris
18 February – Intro Magazine @ Magnet Club, Berlin
19 February â€“ Mousonturm, Frankfurt
21 February – NME Awards Show @ New Players Theatre, London (headline)