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NOTTINGHAM UNI FEATURE – Her Campus Magazine Interview by Leah Rafferty

3 June 2016

NOTTINGHAM UNI FEATURE - Her Campus Magazine Interview by Leah Rafferty

Sam Winston, a quirky London-based singer-songwriter, has recently premiered his debut solo album, The Fire and The Icicle, and it’s to die for. Boasting ten individual tracks which include gorgeous harmonies and a vast range of instruments, Sam’s album is not to be missed. We caught up with Sam for a chat; here’s how it went:

WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT MUSIC WAS FOR YOU?

As a hobby, I probably realised that music was my thing about ten years ago, when I was 16 and in a band with my school-friends. It was fun and an incredible experience but I always knew that I wanted to do something bigger so after university, aged about 21, I decided that a solo career was for me, and I started to pursue music more seriously.

SO PROBABLY THE AGE OF OUR READERSHIP THEN, YOU COULD GIVE THEM SOME PEARLS OF WISDOM! IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR ARTIST THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU?

Hmmm *thinking pause*. I like artists like Paolo Nutini because he does his own thing and I admire that. His albums are all so different and I love the way he can change it up and not just focus on one sound. I love weird, alternative music. The music I tend to listen to is pop/punk – so not really like my album at all. My album is more, I would say, ‘Independent Folk Pop’ so it’s more acoustic and there’s a certain realness to the sound. But that doesn’t mean I’m opposed to electronic sounds, I like those too. Who knows? Maybe I’ll do a Skrillex-type of album next… (chuckles)… I probably won’t… [ FOR THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW CLICK THE “See Original Article” BUTTON ]

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