Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Strokes-y, Us!, Caribou


band members

Kris Dimitroff - vocals /guitar, Rob Stephens - bass, Trent Dhue - guitar/keys/trumpet, John Clark - keys/trumpet, Pete Evans - drums


Influences

Titus Andronicus, radiohead, The Cure


Bio

Russian Winters debut album LAST BATTLES was released nationally in Sept 2011. "beautifully constructed . . elements of early Radiohead" Drum Media CD of the Week (for Last Battles) "accomplished, adventurous and completely engaging . .one of the most talented songwriting collectives in WA and indeed the country." The Wire Mag "I was already into this song and then the trumpets came out! Then vocal harmonies! This tune just keeps giving and giving. Awesome stuff." 4/5 Dom Alessio, triple j (for Pacific) "Pacific is a poetically forceful track . . feast your ears and get ready for much bigger things from these guys." Drum Media - SINGLE OF THE WEEK (for Pacific) Last Battles was produced by Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Red Jezebel, Sons of Rico) and Russian Winters at Blackbird Studios in Perth. First single, 'Pacific' is a thumping slice of dark indie pop - a reflection of the sound the band achieved over 10 months of writing. Old grunge faves, UK shoegaze flashbacks and American indie-folk harmony bands were thrown on the reference CD to compliment the Winters’ brooding structures, washy guitars and overdriven vocals. The band was picked by Triple J Unearthed to play Parklife 2011 in Perth. 'Twas a lovely way to celebrate the album's release! Last Battles has been getting some ace reviews around the country and the band is gearing up for a 2012 national tour.

Unearthed in 2011

Parklife

21 Aug 2011

Winner

Russian Winters

Russian Winters

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Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

14 Feb 2012

Triple J
40

This grabs you from the first listen, with its wonky guitar hook, but it takes a few more to really sink in. From the Split Enz-ish vocals to the overtly thumping drums. Dig.

This grabs you from the first listen, with its wonky guitar hook, but it takes a few more to really sink in. From the Split Enz-ish vocals to the overtly thumping drums. Dig.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

19 Jun 2012

Triple J
50

There's a great sense of restraint here, playfully hinted at in the title. A curious chord progression that moves towards a hook that wants to be big but is more than contented (and effective) being muted and strange. Excellent horn section too!

There's a great sense of restraint here, playfully hinted at in the title. A curious chord progression that moves towards a hook that wants to be big but is more than contented (and effective) being muted and strange. Excellent horn section too!

Review

Reviewed by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

28 Nov 2011

Triple J
50

Really liking this boys! The trumpets are the best.

Really liking this boys! The trumpets are the best.