Winachi has today released their debut album titled ‘Sympathy For The Future’, recorded & produced in Los Angeles @ Earthstar Creation Center (Venice Beach) with producer John X (David Bowie, Rolling Stones). The album features guest vocalists Natalie Wilde (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) & Rowetta (Happy Mondays).
To say that this is their first actual album is a literal WTF moment. The history is steeped with these lads, to say the least. The music feels like it comes from the gods that empowered the grandmasters of funk and music. Varied and vicious in all the right places, ‘Sympathy For The Future’ hits all the feels in the sensitive areas and leaves you wondering where they were all your life. Hooks like hookers walking the streets waiting to take your $20, yet you decide not to talk them down to $10. Yeah, obscure metaphor but it’s 5am here.
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Swaggering northern tenacity spliced with smooth Californian G Funk soul is what makes up the foundation of northern groove machine WINACHI. Since they gravitated towards one another in 2015, the diverse musical background of each band member has helped push WINACHI’s sound into something bone meltingly, ass shakingly unique.
While WINACHI’s songs cover all the usual topics: cultural commentary, pain, mental health and politics – love and positivity is always the outcome. The WINACHI guarantee is that you’ll leave their live show, take off your headphones or switch off the Soundsystem and find the world a little brighter. Their commitment to their craft is radical and you can hear that alongside elements of Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, House, Rock and Psychedelia within their music. WINACHI have toured worldwide with The Charlatans, Happy Mondays, The Sugarhill Gang & The Furious Five and have enjoyed worldwide airplay and press in publications such as L.A Times, L.A Record, Manchester Evening News, KCRW, Billboard China, BBC 6 Music to name a few.
2023 will see the release of WINACHI’s long awaited and much anticipated debut album, with the band splitting their time between their own HQ studio in Warrington and Los Angeles with producer John X at the Earthstar Creation Center.