SOUND OFF SATURDAY: Sir Winston

July 26, 2019

Drawing inspiration from Bowie, LCD Soundsystem and Maximo Park, Aussie-based indie artist Sir Winston's latest release 'Everybody Must Dance' was always bound to be a head-turner. And after finding the track featuring on a horde of high-profile collaborations with brands like Maybelline and Victoria's Secret, Sir Winston has seemingly found an inherent knack to crafting driving, kaleidescopic arrangements that'll engross with bulging guitars and incite uncontrollable dancing via hypnotic beats.

 

And off the back of the release of his ode to late nights and unforgettable moments, we sounded off with Sir Winston about all things sound, songs and secrets. Interview below.

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SOUND IN THE WHOLE WORLD?

My Heartbeat.

 

WHAT'S THE FIRST ALBUM/SINGLE YOU EVER BOUGHT YOURSELF?

Nothings Shocking by Jane’s Addiction.

 

WHAT'S BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE RELEASE SO FAR FOR 2019?

I don’t have one

 

WHAT'S YOUR DREAM GEAR SET-UP? ARE YOU LUSTING AFTER ANY PARTICULAR INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT?

I want my Martin acoustic out of repair  Its been in the shop a minute. Fixing some cracks. Long story.  She comin back soon. I love it. I have my other wife - I can’t ever be far away from my Stacie. My Es335. Had her 18 years now. She’s never ever let me down. Those ladies are all I need.

 

WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE AUSSIE BAND OR ARTIST RIGHT NOW AND WHY?

Gerling -  I play “enter space capsule” all the time.  It makes me feel good. “Something good is going to happen to you !”  Ya know ? Loved them so much since the first moment I heard them. I play “since I Ieft you” by The Avalanches almost just as much. My fave band from Australia will always be AC/DC. But right now I’m very grateful for Enter Space Capsule.

 

WHAT'S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WISH YOU WERE GIVEN WHEN YOU WERE FIRST STARTING OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?

Don’t leave your guitars at girls' houses.

 

WHAT'S ONE SECRET ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO DIVULGE?

The Queen gave me a silver spoon.

 

WHAT'S NEXT FOR SIR WINSTON?

A Big Group Hug.

 

 

YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE DANCE-TASTIC TRACK 'EVERYBODY MUST DANCE' FROM SIR WINSTON BELOW & FOR ALL OTHER INFO, HEAD HERE

 

BY TIANA SPETER

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