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Alex Winston

Detroit born Alex Winston announces the release of her debut mini-album, ‘Sister Wife’ out on March 4th through NYC’s label du jour Heavy Roc Records. ‘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; every show she’s performed has been a sell out. Alex has confirmed a string of European dates in February including a headline NME Awards Show at The New Players Theatre.Over in New York, Alex has aligned herself with the Communion crew – headlining the legendary Mumford & Sons’ founded UK club in it’s 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:

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