Winter 1982 are Phil Barber (vocals, guitar) and Luke Phillips (piano, bass) from Birmingham. Trampled by their increasingly grey and relentless nine to five existence, they wanted to make music that spoke about their existence, sometimes beautiful, other times desperate and depressing, both knew their experiences could be drawn upon to create haunting alternative folk…
Phil says “I have always written music, making little acoustic songs and recording them, very roughly. We are a duo so once I have something I like I send it to Luke. If he likes it too we work on it together, building in piano, bass, drums etc. We like songs….or maybe are just compelled to write songs….about life, love, hurt, doubt, mistrust. Basically what it is to be flawed human beings fumbling through life. I think everyone is continuously falling in and out of love, feeling great, hurt, happy, depressed, haunted and we are all trying to deal with that – sometimes privately – the songs tend to be about those very human experiences. I’ve always loved soulful music that can be as dark as it is beautiful.”
The duo, who have drawn comparisons to Ray Lamontagne and Ben Howard, have had support from both Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing.
“Great Music… beautiful” – Amazing Radio
“Stunningly beautiful and melodically haunting” – Carpe Carmina
“Music that sings out with a joy and a pain” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies
”Sometimes’ is a broken little folk song with a HUGE pay-off two-thirds in, beautiful!” – Songbird Acoustic Blog