Adelaide Indie Folk six-piece The Winter Gypsy have recently put out an absolute gem of an EP. Bristling with energy, momentum and powerful songwriting, 'Page 1' has definitely taken us aback.
Their songwriting builds upon itself to bring the themes of their music closer and closer to attention, seen in the song 'phases'. Put simply this EP isn't some overtly quiet and unassuming collection of songs, instead its a cathartic wave of feeling that sounds absolutely brilliant. Frontman Tushar Singh's ambient and smooth vocals accompany a wealth of intricate folk layering, saying that the EP "Brings out everyone's personal genre".
"Jonny's crazy guitar solos, Dave's quirky piano riffs. Sean's ability to improvise anything on the trumpet is amazing (Which we actually did in the recording for Cellar) and Max's massive rock influenced drumming".
Their sound has been likened to Angus Stone and The Middle East, and we couldn't agree more. After only forming in August last year, the maturity and musical prowess to produce such an EP is impressive. Listening to it feels like a relaxing and enlightening boat ride at night, as weird as that might sound. It's hard not to feel a certain escapism, meaning that you will want to listen to it over and over.
Produced by Hugh Atkinson, the variance in this EP feels like an album, with our personal favourite being the booming 'Phases'. To add to all of this they've had heaps of Triple J airplay, supported the likes of Tash Sultana and Mosquito Coast, two brilliant artists who have clearly caught on to these guys' talents.
So where can you catch these legends?
As well as touring interstate, The Winter Gypsy are wasting no time to share their unique tunes with their hometown. On September 2nd they are supporting the esteemed Mosquito Coast, before headlining the Breathe in The Pines event in Kuitpo forest on the 3rd. The very next day they're performing their EP launch at the Jade.
All in all we're so stoked with these homegrown heroes and we reckon you will be too. Chuck them a listen and see their acclaimed live spectacle for yourself, we guarantee you won't be disappointed!
For more information check out the dates and venues below: