Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Artist/MP3: Hazel Winter

A relative unknown in the U.S., former Blue Aeroplane member Hazel Winter has already released two solo albums to critical acclaim in England. Her sound has been described to me as "[sitting] somewhere between PJ Harvey, Kristin Hersh and Nick Cave." Pique your interest? It should; Winter's gritty folk-rock sound is exciting, strange, and incredibly compelling.

Her new album, Situation Normal Then, is scheduled for international release in January. "Midwich Sleep On," the record's lead track, showcases Winter's earnest vocals, haunting lyrics, and unique instrumentation (including flute and didgeridoo) in an unsettling, yet captivating way. Download the track for free below, and stand by for a review of the album coming soon.

Midwich Sleep On (MP3)

For more info, visit Hazel Winter's website