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 show’s finale:

Alex says: “I 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 didn’t notice how painful it was until after. Strangely the tambourine actually split someone in the crowd’s head open. We’ve got some time off to write now, so my hand will be fine for the next shows.”
Alex released a limited edition debut 7” ‘Choice Notes’ – produced by New York whizz-kids The Knocks (Rhianna, Ellie Goulding) – 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 ‘The Sisterwives’, Alex Winston’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 – 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