Sibling pairing Marissa and Chris Pinto and friend Anthony Lazarou are the three members that make up Sydney indie-electro rock band Winters End, which was born in October of last year, and just released their debut single ‘To Be or Not’
Describing themselves as having “the class of Crowded House, with the complexity of Muse, coupled with the charisma and charm of Bowie, and the presence of Stevie Nicks”, you would imagine these guys are already music superstars, or at least think they are. However, in fairness for a band that hasn’t been around 6 months yet, they are doing pretty well for themselves.
Their debut single ‘To Be or Not’, which is available as a free download at Winter’s Ends unearthed page (thank you!) is a really relaxing and chilled listen. The vocals by Marissa Pinto are strong and clear and form the crux of the track, whilst the keyboard supports with rapid high pitched notes, with some easy going low-fi drumming thrown in for good measure. There is also a pretty sweet, although subtle change in tempo as you hit the early choruses, before a nice little drum crescendo at the final one. Overall its a pretty well rounded sound that provides a good listen.
With Winters End still being in their infancy, you can let them off the hook for having only released one song. However, more will follow, and I will keep you posted when they do release some more tracks. Until then keep yours ears perked and try to catch these guys live as they do the rounds of the Sydney music scene.