The Winter Passing Tickets
An indie pop band from Roscrea and Dublin, The Winter Passing is a group that variously brings elements of emo, punk and folk to their blend of sounds. The group's approach is designed to focus on catchy hooks and repetitive riffs, which give them a poppy sound. As songwriters, much of the music is created by the brother and sister team of Rob and Kate Flynn. The band has operated with three other members in the past, as well as a straightforward indie rock four-piece. The band cite a huge number of influences on their style, including the likes of the Replacements, Bikini Kill, Interpol and Smashing Pumpkins. Other groups that have served as inspirations include Jimmy Eat World, Nirvana, Built To Spill and the Cardigans.
The Winter Passing's career milestones
Operating as a quartet, The Winter Passing began working on the Flynn siblings' songs in a highly collaborative manner that meant that all of the group's members could input and add their particular take on the material. The initial songs that the band produced showed some starkly personal lyrics being forged together with sympathetic harmony structures and rhythms to create what the band was looking for – a unified narrative of words and music.
After some one-off releases, The Winter Passing put out a full studio album in 2015. A Different Space of Mind marked a departure point for the band as their debut LP. The Winter Passing had, by their own admission, fashioned a raw mix of punk-driven energy blended with indie rock anthems that was very much in their own style. The work garnered some critical acclaim in their home country, something of an achievement for a self-released album from an up-and-coming band.
In 2017, the band's long-awaited follow-up work came out. This was a six-track mini-album that was preceded by a lone single. “Significance” was released to promote the work that had been produced by the skilled J Robbins, perhaps best known for working with Texas Is The Reason and Jets To Brazil. With Robbins in control of the mixing desk, Double Exposure featured some higher production values than the band had previously been able to achieve, something that is noticeable on mid-tempo tracks such as “Like Flowers Ache for Spring”, for example. A second single was taken from the album, “Paper Rabbit”, which was much more in keeping with the upbeat punk-laden riffs of A Different Space of Mind.
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