The Winter Passing share brand new single Significance via DIY and announce EP Double Exposure
Out 21ST April via Big Scary Monsters (UK) and 6131 Records (US)
22/04 – Bristol, UK @ Stag & Hound
24/04 – London, UK @ Old Blue Last
25/04 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mikes
26/04 – Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
27/04 – Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2
29/04 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
The Winter Passing‘s strength has always been in their ability to truly collaborate, using each members’ wide range of inspirations and perspectives to create something highly unique. Double Exposure finds the band achieving a new level of cooperation, combining punk grit, indie quirks, and ’90s alternative swagger, along with the interwoven lyrical narratives of sibling vocalists Rob and Kate Flynn, for a dynamic yet cohesive listen. This impressive balance is demonstrated in the intricate and infectious Significance, with DIY calling the track “sweet yet vital.”
Preorders for Double Exposure are available now from 6131 Records and Big Scary Monsters.
1. Paper Rabbit
3. She Was A Rose
4. Like Flowers Ache For Spring
6. So Said Virginia
On their debut LP, 2015’s A Different Space of Mind, The Winter Passing created an infectiously raw mix of punk energy and indie rock quirks that garnered critical acclaim. When the time came for a follow-up, the band sought to create a record that built on that adventurous spirit and further utilized each member’s individual musical sensibilities. The band recruited legendary producer J. Robbins (Against Me!, The Promise Ring, Texas Is The Reason, Jets To Brazil) to help execute their vision in the studio, and the result is an incredibly dynamic release that effortlessly bridges the gap between anthemic punk rock melodies and the spunky complexities of ‘90s alternative. While its moods and tones are many, Double Exposure is an impressively cohesive release with a uniquely Irish spin.
The Winter Passing have never shied away from intensely personal lyrics in their work, but on Double Exposure the band write with an even deeper vulnerability. Predominantly crafted by brother and sister songwriting duo Rob and Kate Flynn, the EP’s lyrics form a loose concept around the use of multiple starkly personal perspectives being seamlessly woven together to make a unified narrative. This approach creates a universal quality to very personal songs that follow the sibling’s parallel struggles with the physical and mental instability caused by intense anxiety.
More than most bands, The Winter Passing is a sum of its parts, and Double Exposure is the result of that cooperation at its finest. Each member’s distinctive contributions blended together to make an incomparable portrait of a band coming into its own.