Detroit born Alex Winston announces the release of her debut mini-album, ‘Sister Wife’ out on March 4th (digitally on Feb 7th) through Heavy Roc (The Knocks’ label).

‘Sister Wife’ follows Winston’s critically acclaimed 7” single ‘Choice Notes’ which was released summer 2010.
All tracks on ‘Sister Wife’ 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 it’s her bedazzling, otherworldly vocals that truly stand out. Opener, ‘Locomotive’ sees her voice soar above a wall of percussion and melody. Then there’s ‘Sister Wife’ which shows off her soul side with the defiant chorus, “Hey there sister wife / Get the hell out / It’s my night / You don’t know they way to his heart like I do.”

‘Don’t Care About Anything’ highlights Alex’s penchant for dramatics, simple guitar lines and enchanting violins bristle excitedly with energy. ‘Choice Notes’, Alex’s incessantly catchy debut single also makes an appearance on the mini album.

Highlighting Alex’s impressive skill for crafting the perfect pop song (‘Choice Notes’ & ‘Sweet James’) as well as her darker, leftfield musings (‘Don’t Care About Anything’); ‘Sister Wife’ is a rousing, off-kilter debut from Detroit’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:
Alex Winston
Sister Wife
Label: Heavy Roc
Release Date: March 4th 2011 (Digitally on Feb 7th)
Format:CD Mini-album

Upcoming European dates
27th January – 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 – Mousonturm, Frankfurt
21 February – NME Awards Show @ New Players Theatre, London (headline)

For tickets to the NME Awards Shows:
www.nme.com/tickets or 0871 230 1094

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