Having only played her first ever shows at CMJ last month and her debut UK show just weeks later at The Social, London; Detroit born Alex Winston has announced she will return to Europe in February 2011 for a string of dates including a headline NME Awards Show at The New Players Theatre.
During the last song at a sold-out Electric Bowery show in her current home town of New York, Alex managed to break her hand onstage during the showâ€™s finale:
Alex says: â€œI threw my tambourine in the audience and the only way I could keep the beat was by punching it out on the ground. Not the best idea. I didnâ€™t notice how painful it was until after. Strangely the tambourine actually split someone in the crowdâ€™s head open. Weâ€™ve got some time off to write now, so my hand will be fine for the next shows.â€
Alex released a limited edition debut 7â€ â€˜Choice Notesâ€™ â€“ produced by New York whizz-kids The Knocks (Rhianna, Ellie Goulding) â€“ earlier this year and is currently putting the finishing touches on a brand new EP, due for release in February.
Although a multi instrumentalist, Alex lays down her instruments when playing live and lets her effervescent voice really soar. Joined by a full band and her backing singers â€˜The Sisterwivesâ€™, Alex Winstonâ€™s live show is not to be missed.
Upcoming European dates
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)
Tickets for the NME Awards Shows on sale now
www.nme.com/tickets or 0871 230 1094
Alex Winston Interview