Friday, 26 August 2011

Detroit Born Alex Winston brand new "Velvet Elvis" & Live dates

Detroit born Alex Winston has announced news of her next release; the brand new ‘Velvet Elvis’ will be released as part of an EP on September 12th through Island Records. An enigmatic artist, at first glance Alex’s music appears upbeat, but on closer examination, her lyrics reveal subject matters brimming with strange and provoking subjects. ‘Velvet Elvis’ – the EP’s lead track examines the notion of objectum sexuality; where people have fallen in love with objects, often humanising them: “Ma said I ain’t right / Clutching on you all night / But you’re my, you’re my guy / Elvis”… “When I feel your velvet / I can’t help it / You don’t breathe / So you can’t leave me”. Backed by ‘Fire Ant’, another new song from Alex, it beckons at what untold surprises are in store for the multi-instrumentalist’s forthcoming January album. Traces of her motown influences can be felt in the track alongside stunning percussion, eerie harmonies and propelling drums culminating in a wall of sound in the last 10 seconds of the song. King Charles, the acclaimed London solo performer takes on remix duties for ‘Velvet Elvis’ to complete the EP. Having released a critically acclaimed mini album earlier this year, headlined a NME Awards Show, Alex is currently putting the finishing touches to her debut album – due January 2012 through Island Records. She has been working with producers Bjorn Ytlling (Lykke Li), The Knocks and the award winning Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Crystal Fighters). Alex is also working on a 4-piece documentary with various film makers exploring some of the interesting oddities that have influenced her whilst making her album; including beauty pageants and fortune cookie writers. Those who have seen Alex live can attest to the energy and power of her performance whilst the presence of her band and backing singers - known as The Sisterwives - gives them an almost cult-like quality. Alex returned to the UK this summer for a string of festivals including Lovebox, V and Underage and will appear at the Berlin Festival on Saturday 11th September.
Upcoming European dates Saturday 11th September – Berlin Festival 
Alex Winston Title: Velvet Elvis Label: Island Records Release Date: Sept 12th 2011  Format: Digital Download (EP) Tracklisting: 1. Velvet Elvis, 2. Fire Ant, 3. Velvet Elvis (King Charles remix)
Velvet Elvis - EP - Alex Winston Velvet Elvis - EP - Alex Winston
“Fully deserving of a place in the spotlight” Q
“Thrillingly unpredictable and fiendishly difficult to categorise” Sunday Times Culture
“The catchiest new prospect to crop up” NME
“An inspired new talent” Music Week
“Eccentrically leftfield” Time Out
“Maddeningly catchy” The
“A beguiling prospect indeed” TNT
"Something special" Neon Gold ‘The Sound of 2011’

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