‘Ares’ is the first release of many from the London-based trio, with them already gaining widespread acclaim from the likes of Amazing Radio’s Simon Raymonde and Myspace – and it demonstrates their phenomenal ability to write both catchy and compelling pop tunes.
“If it’s a catchy pop tune with electro undertones that you’re after, then this self-produced act is one for your playlist” – Indie Shuffle
Evocative electro pop trio Winters Island proudly present the video for their new single ‘Ares’, set for release on 6th April
The new track crafts a sound that is both familiar and unique, mixing layers of giddy electro pop and indie with dark thrills from noisier genres. The strength of the lyrics is equally impressive for such a new band, as lead singer Andy Trimmer proclaims ‘I’m a man that can’t be saved’.
Trimmer and his bandmates Sam Thomas and Will Kay formed the band last March and have enjoyed coveted radio support so far. Dermot O’Leary praised their song ‘Fire’ as a ‘great track’ before playing it on his show for BBC Radio 2, whilst a host of Amazing Radio DJs have been charmed by the trio’s invigorating music, including Simon Raymonde, Charlie Ashcroft, Shell Zenner and Gill Mills.
The group have played at some of London’s most iconic venues, including a support slot for Freddie Dickson at KOKO, a headline show at The Lexington, and a stirring performance at Proud Camden. Shows around the country are soon to follow for this tight live band, whose thrilling touring set and exquisite performances are a key part of the Winters Island philosophy.
Director Tom Bolton said “’Ares’ captures the nostalgia of lost youth, and the freedom a group of friends find at a Backyard Wrestling reunion. Containing real footage of the DIY wrestlers grappling when they were teenagers, the promo encapsulates the vibe and feel of a misfit subculture reuniting for one last backyard show. Powerslams, headlocks, lucha masks and bandanas; it’s a celebration of recapturing the balls-to-the-wall punk-rock attitude of die-hard wrestling fans.”
The new single is a valuable addition to the catalogue of a mightily talented band, a track set to please the fans whose loyalty they already hold, and win over those encountering the Winters Island sound for the very first time.