Winston Surfshirt, the Sydney-based funk and soul band, returns with a dynamic new single, ‘Smile’, and news of a sweet studio album on the cards.
“I’ve been with my lady for fourteen years. I just write songs for her,” says vocalist Winston. ‘Smile’ is one of those songs, using sultry soul-driven vocals and the band’s signature grooves to stir visions of love and summertime amongst slowed-down rhythms.
‘Smile’ isn’t their first popular song about love. What first started as a solo project by singer/producer Winston Surfshirt has evolved over time, adding other local artists and creating a band that has a cult following.
Apple Crumble will be their second studio album release, following their 2017 Sponge Cake. There’s no doubt it will be equally well-received by fans and international tastemakers alike.
But why the focus around sweet, loved desserts?
“When I first started putting out music, I used to do little five-song EPs. I’d write one around every three months and put it online. The first one I did was Apple Crumble – because my granddad used to make apple crumble for me when I was a kid, and it was the greatest thing in the world. After that, they were all titled after desserts.”
What’s to know about Apple Crumble? Well, it’s first and foremost a “happy record,” bringing together the well-loved airy vocals and tying them with upbeat brass and catchy hip-hop. And whilst it’s a “mature, concise version of the last album,” fans should start counting down the days until it’s release – it’s “going to be a fun set”.
Fans will also be happy to know that the music and album announcement also brings news of a summer tour, starting off on November 9, and visiting a variety of regional locations, from Byron Bay’s Beach Hotel to Spilt Milk Ballarat. There’s no doubt that their smooth and upbeat live shows will sell out quickly, so grab a ticket while you can. And if you’re going to see Winston at Split Milk?
“Drink water. Stay hydrated” – and enjoy the set!
Apple Crumble Is Out This November Via Sweat It Out. Catch Winston Surfshirt at Spilt Milk in Ballarat on Saturday, 30 November. Spilt Milk is sold-out, but the resale facility is now open.
Written by Daniela Koulikov
Photo by Jordan Munns