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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | INDIE

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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The Overture (Single: May 12th 2010 - S/R)

Cathedral EP (May 29th 2010 - Spectral Collective)

Spend This Day (Single: December 12th 2010 - S/R)

Delicate Position (Single: May 24th 2011 - S/R)

Sketches EP (September 27th 2011 - Mistletone/Cascine Records)

Upcoming LP (August 2012 - Mistletone/Cascine Records)



A master of ethereal delicacies, Melbourne’s Wintercoats aka James Wallace combines his chameleonic compositional talents and profound arrangement dexterity to create aural artworks of fragility and grandeur.

Wallace’s work is rich in symbolism; narrations of unwanted and uncontrollable realities, but ideologically hopeful, optimistic and confident, seamlessly weaving violin, glockenspiel, piano and a plethora of other instruments into a glorious yet unmistakably poignant artistic vision, fortified by haunting and cavernous vocals.

His debut self-released EP Cathedral adventured through sweeping and idyllic vocal harmonies underpinned by brash and heavily reverbed string loops. A search of his rawest emotions; through the endurance of despair, Cathedral was the idealization of tension and tranquillity, a release of inhibitions and a philosophical exploration of love, lust and social complacency.

Sketches takes Wintercoats’ vision to new heights, combining the natural sounds of a white-washed shoreline with plucked strings, boyish vocals and lifting, moving dynamics.

Truly one of Melbourne’s most talented and promising solo musicians, already widely celebrated within the underground community and having supported the likes of Beach House, How To Dress Well, tUnE-yArDs, Julianna Barwick, Cass McCombs, MONO and Mirah, we expect further immense feats and achievements from one of our most humble, gifted and opulent prospects.