Windings are a 5-piece rock/alt/pop/indie/folk/ (etc…) band from Limerick City, Ireland. Over the past few years, windings have had the pleasure of sharing stages, supporting, and touring with the likes of Daniel Johnston, Smog/Bill Callahan, Bob Mould, Okkervil River, Caribou, Iron And Wine, Villagers, Teenage Fanclub, Kurt Vile, and Modest Mouse, amongst others. They have performed at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit (Irl), CMJ (New York), CMW (Toronto).
2012 brought the band to Canada to play at Canadian Music Week, Toronto, for the second year running. After a successful run of shows at the festival, they continued north to Hotel2Tango Studios in Montreal where they recorded side One of their 3rd, and most recent, album, entitled ‘I Am Not the Crow’ with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mt Zion). Side Two was completed on their return to Ireland, with the expertise of Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers) at Attica Audio, Donegal.
Released (on Limited Edition Picture Vinyl and Digital Download) in October 2012 on Out On A Limb Records, I Am Not The Crow has been lauded by critics both nationally and internationally as one of the top Irish albums of that year, with its lead single ‘This Is A Conversation’ achieving considerable airplay on it’s release. However, the most exciting part was yet to come when I Am Not The Crow was nominated for the Choice Music Award, the most prestigious Musical Prize in Ireland.
Windings have been touring more or less full throttle since the album’s release, pausing briefly every now and again to regroup/refresh/have a quick love of life, then hit the road hard again.
Check Out what Folks have been saying:
“I Am Not The Crow is a late contender, surely, for the Choice Music Prize.”
Day & Night (Irish Independent)
“Playing the rough off the smooth is no easy task, but Ryan and his band have forged an impressively sure-footed and enjoyably varied record...windings have become a band to be reckoned with.”
The Ticket (Irish Times) - album of the week
“I Am Not The Crow hears them tugging the strings and sticks of rock, pop and folk to create a masterful album of moveable parts... They’ve pulled out all the stops and aimed high. It’s paid off.”
“An impressively artful affair”
“Easily one of the best Irish Albums of 2012.”
Readers’ Poll No 2 Best Irish album of 2012
Irish Album of the Year
“I Am Not The Crow flies straight, with near-perfection”
Check it out and maybe even purchase it at www.windings.bandcamp.com (Vinyl and Download only)
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Tel: 021-4570361, 087-7720491.