Alexandra Leigh Winston is an American indie pop rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Winston was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She moved to New York City in 2010 to work with production duo The Knocks. She has covered artists like Chuck Berry (for whom she was a former opening act), Jack Peñate, The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons and others in some of her online releases. Alex’s 2010 single, “Choice Notes”, is the background music to the European and UK advertisement for the Hyundai ix20 and TK Maxx. Also, Alex’s 2011 song “Velvet Elvis” is the background music to the Google Chrome advert entitled Julie Deane. Wikipedia®.
Alex Winston – 101 Vultures
On last year’s King Con Alex Winston came off as a quirky, bright pop star, having crafted an album of upbeat anthems that were honestly incredibly fun to listen to. Highlights like “Velvet Elvis” or “Locomotive” made for enjoyable listens, but didn’t really do much to give her a sense of strength or attitude.
Alex Winston – 101 Vultures Lyrics:
“As a songwriter, every song has a substantial melodic surge that threatens to transport you back to some mid-’90s women-in-rock fantasia.” – SPIN Magazine
“Young Detroit native, fusing a feel for her hometown’s girl-group era with a distinctive post-Kate Bush soprano style and sticky-sweet, memorable choruses.” –Stereogum
“impossibly catchy refrains and smart tips-of-the-hat to her motown roots” – Filter
“Her voice is full of quirks, and more often than not she sounds closer to more alternative singers such as Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom, or even Karen O. “ – Pitchfork
“”Pop nuggets that are irrepressible with their energy and immediacy but never too saccharine.” –Washington Post
“Winston takes in funk, soul, rock, and pop—creating music that is truly her own.” – Interview Magazine
“Powerfully arresting voice” –MTV Iggy