The Winter Passing Premiere New Song “Paper Rabbit”
via Substream Magazine
Double Exposure EP Due Out 04/21
via 6131 Records & Big Scary Monsters
Upcoming Spring Tour Dates
Irish indie-punk quartet, The Winter Passing, are gearing up for a big 2017. The band recently announced their brand new EP, Double Exposure, due out April 21st via 6131 Records (North America) and Big Scary Monsters (UK/EU), and now they’ve teamed with Substream Magazine to premiere another new track from the EP, the anthemic “Paper Rabbit”.
The Winter Passing‘s strongest asset is their ability to collaborate with one another. From their potent combination of punk grit, indie quirks, and ’90s alternative swagger, to the interwoven lyrical narratives of sibling vocalists Rob and Kate Flynn, Double Exposure expertly layers each member’s strengths and perspectives to distinct effect. This cooperation is exemplified on “Paper Rabbit” a track that is as vulnerable as it is infectious, with Substream calling it, “a unique blend of Irish and ’90s alternative influence… packed with meaningful lyrical content that the band is known for.”
Preorders for Double Exposure are available now from 6131 Records and Big Scary Monsters. The Winter Passing have also announced a run of spring tour dates immediately following the EP’s release, with more dates to be announced soon. See itinerary below.
1. Paper Rabbit
3. She Was A Rose
4. Like Flowers Ache For Spring
6. So Said Virginia
04/22 Bristol, UK @ Stag & Hound
04/24 London, UK @ Old Blue Last
04/25 Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mikes
04/26 Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
04/29 Dublin, IE @ Whelans
The Winter Passing have always fearlessly followed their own path, an approach fueled by their distinctly collaborative nature. Every member brings a unique set of skills, influences, and perspectives that coalesce into a sound that is difficult to categorize but easy to love. On their fittingly titled new EP, Double Exposure, the Irish quartet take this approach to a new level, expertly layering their many inspirations for the sake of one goal: to create music that moves listeners
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.