Winter Villains release second album
‘Once There Were Sparks, Now There Are Ashes’
– out 11 May 2015 on on Owlet Music –
album preceded by single ‘Empire’
“Beautiful, soaring, multi-instrumental, indie-pop music.” Jen Long, BBC Radio 1″
“Sweeping and otherworldly” – The Line of Best Fit
“The brainchild of collaborators Josef Prygodzicz and Faye Gibson, Winter Villains are an experimental, chamber pop band based in Cardiff.
They draw on an eclectic array of influences, combining sparse, modern classical tendencies with atmospheric electronic programming to create a backdrop for ethereal voices that sing about otherworldly human experiences.
Watch video to ‘Empire’ here:
Winter Villains will be touring the UK in support of the record and play the following shows, with more to be confirmed:
15th May – Phipps NBC, Northampton
16th May – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
22nd May – St Paul’s Church, Cambridge
23rd May – Union Chapel, London
18th July – Harbour Festival, Bristol
20th July – Irregular Folk, Midsummer’s Weekend Festival, Oxford
Winter Villains released their debut album ‘February’ in 2013 to critical acclaim. They toured the UK and played festivals including Green Man, 2,000 Trees and Hay Festival. They received much interest for singles ‘Moon’ and ‘The Air’ from the likes of 6 Music and BBC Radio 1. They were shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize later that year.
In 2014, the band completed the recording of their follow up album ‘Once There Were Sparks, Now There Are Ashes’ with producer Charlie Francis (REM, Turin Brakes). The album was mastered in Reykjavik by Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork, Bedroom Community) and will be released in May 2015 on Owlet Music, and preceded by the single ‘Empire’.
“Beautiful sound” – CLASH Magazine
“(They) explore a huge variety of sounds and boast extensive musicality.
Winter Villains are not afraid to experiment with unusual instruments,
which create some beautiful, unique moments.” – Drunken Werewolf
“The song writing is of a high calibre, the arrangements and overall feel of the album
is even better” – SoundsXP