Hot on the heels of her critically lauded “Daydreaming” EP, Samira Winter is looking to take her project, aptly titled “Winter” out on the road beyond the friendly confines of Boston. We caught up with her recently to ask about her plans for touring, as well as recording.
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Samira, you’ve been getting a lot of positive press, not just from us, for the stunning debut you dropped day before Christmas. Have you found a lot of like minds are digging the new, dreamier sound you’ve put forward on “Daydreaming”?
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Yes, a lot of people involved in the Boston scene were very receptive to my music, mainly people I didn’t know personally. The Allston Pudding and Michael Marrota from The Phoenix really helped bring “Daydreaming” to the right ears.

You’ve added some folks to flesh out the sound for the upcoming tour. Who’s on board with you, and what do they bring to the table?

Nolan Eley (guitar/vocals) is someone I’ve always wanted to work with and to have him in my band is a dream come true. He produced and recorded the “Daydreaming” EP, so it made sense to have him in the band. Kyle Oppenheimer (bass) was already in a band with Nolan, so he came in with a powerful shoegaze chemistry and drawing from many of the same influences as the rest of the band mates. I met Ana Karina DaCosta recently and she just opened my world to so much of the Boston music scene and life in general.

Tour plans: how large in scope are you hoping to go? What cities would you like to be included? And what challenges do you expect to face as an independent artist trying to establish your own unique music brand?

We are still in the process of setting up a tour but we’re looking at an East Coast tour sometime in the spring passing through Northampton, MA, New York City, NY and Portland, ME among other cities. We hope to play a West Coast tour during the summer in California and possibly Olympia, WA.

New songs coming? And any plans for recording?

Yes! We are recording a couple songs currently and will probably release an EP in the next few months. We’re also participating in the Practice Room Records Compilation.

In closing, anything you’d like to share with your fans?

Support your local artists!

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To which we can only add, support your quality INDEPENDENT artists! And bring these fine musicians to YOUR town!

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