10 September 2013
Pyramid Rock Festival
In our second instalment of the Pyramid Rock Sessions, we bring you Sydney based band, Winter People.
The band’s intricate lyrics and musical arrangements set out to make their audience feel. When we met with Winter People to record in the VIP area at Pyramid Rock Festival there was a natural sense of collaboration, we were working towards the same end goal of bringing something special to our audiences.
The band made waves around Australia on an explosive tour with Megan Washington, which consisted of playing five sold out shows at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne (that doesn’t happen often). Their debut single Wishingbone was mixed by Brooklyn based producer Peter Katis (Frightened Rabbit, The National, Sigur Rós), who also then went on to produce Gallons – of which we were privileged to film and record this very acoustic version. The relationship with Peter Katis was interestingly formed after Winter People’s multi-talented lead vocalist Dylan Baskind sent some demos and a handwritten letter admiring Katis’ work; with The National being one of many key influences.
The rest of the band’s debut album A Year At Sea was produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Bloc Party, Interpol). It’s no surprise Winter People have worked with such incredible talents, both their album and live offerings are incredibly attractive to the ear.
Known for the beauty of their live performance, we witnessed the band perform Gallons in a raw, stripped back setting amongst the background noise of bands performing on the main stage at Pyramid Rock Festival. Despite the surroundings, it was Baskind’s haunting lyrics, “When the one that you dream of is gone” that drew the attention of anyone and everyone nearby.
We look forward to hearing more from Winter People.