The Winter Passing
Dublin via Tipperary, County Dublin
Formed in 2012 in a garage in Tipperary, The Winter Passing stemmed from the vital Dublin DIY scene, TWP describe themselves as ‘hook heavy indie pop whatever’.
The band has spent the past three years touring the UK and Ireland multiple times and releasing a handful of 7"s on various labels. The band have shared the stage with international bands such as Balance & Composure, Seahaven, The Front Bottoms, Touche Amore, The Subways, Turnover, Moose Blood, Gnarwolves, Heathers, Into It. Over It, Bitch Falcon and many more.
At the heart of the group is brother and sister pair Rob and Kate Flynn, who have been playing music together since they were 14 and 12, respectively. Growing up together the two shared a love of bands such as The Get Up Kids, The Anniversary, Weezer, The Replacements, and Sonic Youth, the influences of which are heavily present in their songs.
"A Different Space of Mind is a record about survival, about saving yourself from yourself, and the realization of the world around you," explains Rob of their debut album. It was recorded with Aiden Cunningham in Tullamore, Ireland at The Forbidden Zone Studio, who also mixed and mastered A Different Space of Mind.
The Winter Passing A Different Space of Mind was co-released by 6131 Records (North America) and FITA Records (UK/EU) on September 18th, 2015.
The release of the album has received wide praise from the likes of Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, Rock Sound Magazine & The Irish Times along with a sold out record release show at The Grand Social in Dublin and an appearance at Ireland’s premiere Music Festival Electric Picnic (Tame Impala, Mac Demarco, Alvvays, Interpol, Blur).
2015 seen the band tour the American East Coast for the first time including an appearances in Brooklyn, NY supporting PWR BTTM & Gainesville, FL at THE FEST (Andrew WK, Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Foxing, TWIABP, Lagwagon, MewithoutYou)
2016 has already seen TWP tour the entire UK twice, most recently as main support on a fully sold out tour for UK act Moose Blood.
''Boy-girl vocals with a roughed-up, melancholic underspinning mean the excel at minor chord punk duets that are supercharged, emotionally & sonically'' - Hot Press Magazine - '2016 Ones To Watch'
''Daisy is post-punk, alt-rock and indie-pop mashed together in a rather epic way'' - Joe Harrington, Joe.ie
''Charged by alt-indie pop and the boy-girl vocals of Los Campesinos'' - Nialler9's New Irish Music, The Irish Times
You can purchase vinyl copies of The Winter Passing's debut LP in local Dublin city Record Stores, Freebird, The Record Spot & Tower Records.