MUSIC Interview: Alex Winston


Illustration by Gemma Smith

Do you like Cyndi‘s; ‘Girls just wanna have fu’un! Oh Girls…!’? Arcade Fire? Umm Dolly Parton? Detroit born 21 year old Alex Winston makes lighthearted, catchy pop – the best kind. Full of sisterhood, attitude, feeling and fun. Her EP, Sister Wife came out this monthon PIAS records.

Alex Winston’s music is the sort that you drive around listening to in the summer. Aha! And look outside, it looks as if spring has popped along to say hello, with a candy pink blossom hat. So today is the perfect day to start listening to Alex, if you haven’t already. The American plays drums, piano and guitar, and comfortably bestows on us a voice that can just as easily sing 60s styled poppy, girlie tracks, as well as slow ballads. It’s high and utterly, unashamedly, feminine and pretty. Predominantly she is fun, flirty pop. Like the modern day soundtrack to Grease, with glorious helpings of Grease spirit and bubbly style. However her music can’t be defined as simply as that, there are sounds of Arcade Fire, Lykke Li, PJ Harvey and Feist in there… diverse indeed. But oh how it works. Her EP is out now on PIAS records.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE IN AMELIA’S MAGAZINE CLICK HERE

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