Music runs in the blood of the siblings that are Winters End. The Sydney-based duo are multi-instrumentalist Marissa Pinto and percussionist Christopher Pinto. Since Winters End’s inception in 2011, their genre has been described as an 80’s- influenced mixture of indie, pop, and electronic music. Tone Deaf Australia describes Winters End as having “a sound that is incredibly dynamic and forward thinking in its grandeur”.
Winters End’s 2015 single “Mayfair” was recently awarded International Song of the Year at the 2016 Music Oz Australian Independent Music Awards. “Mayfair” took the band on their first national Australian tour, in 2015. Almost concurrently, “Walls” (a 2014 release), was internationally recognized and the band toured overseas performing at You Bloom Festival (Los Angeles, California) and Indie Week Music Festival (Toronto, Canada) as well as performing side shows at both festivals.
Winters End’s noise-creating singles “Walls” and “Mayfair” have had their video clips spun on MTV Australia’s Upload, with both singles ranked number 1 on Triple J Unearthed and Reverbnation.

With their new single currently in production with Lachlan Mitchell of Parliament Studios, the band are scheduled to tour nationally upon its release. This single, a follow-up to the expansive track “Mayfair” has seen Winters End develop a sound that has been difficult to categorise. To remedy this Winters End have self-named their genre. Their emerging work exists now under the genre of “Cloud Pop”, defined as an atmospheric sound featuring dark beautiful chords, emotive vocals, backed with expansive drumming and resulting in music that fills every corner of the room, much the way clouds fill the sky. Check out Winters End on Social Media for a peek at their in-studio footage!

One of the most featured unsigned Australian bands, Winters End continue to receive community radio play and write ups in publications across the globe. Determined to live their dream of sharing their music, especially through live performance, the pair are consistently working on new music to further cement their presence both locally and internationally

“It’s no wonder these two have recently been playing across the US, because if they keep making these kind of sounds hopefully Winters End have a lot of playing, recording and touring ahead of them” It’s My Kind of Scene (AU). Needless to say, there’s a lot more yet to come from Winters End.

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Marissa Pinto                                                Christopher Pinto

Winters End Upcoming Shows:
Visions Newtown
May 5th 2017 


Winters End – Afterthought (2016)

Winters End – Thoughts (2016)


Winters End – Mayfair (2015)

Winters End – Walls (2014)


Winters End wish to thank their fans for their constant and ongoing support. None of this would be possible without you.

Previous Venues:
Kelly’s on King Street, Newtown, Sydney
The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Live on Radio SkidRow
The Roxbury Hotel, Glebe, Sydney
Spectrum on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney
The Basement, Circular Quay, Sydney (debut and headliner), Sydney
The Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, Sydney
The Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria
The Cat and Fiddle Hotel, Balmain, Sydney
Live on 2SSr radio, Sutherland, Sydney
University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Glasshouse Bar
The Laundry, Melbourne, Victoria
The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong, Victoria
The Vanguard, Newtown, Sydney (Sold out EP Launch 2012)
The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, Sydney
The Bull and Bush Hotel, Baulkham Hills, Sydney
The Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington, Sydney
Ruby L’Otel, Rozelle, Sydney
Easy Tiger, Paddington, Sydney
The University of Sydney, Hermanns Bar. Sydney
Indie Week Music Festival 2014, Toronto, Canada
The Hideout, Toronto, Canada
Lou Dawgs, Toronto, Canada
The Underground Garage, Toronto, Canada
The Peacok Bar, Toronto, Canada
Youbloom Music Festival 2014, Los Angeles, USA
La Cuevita, Highland Park, Los Angeles, USA
Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst, Sydney
The Valve Underground, Agincort Hotel, Sydney
Kings Cross Hotel Bandroom, Potts Point, Sydney
World Bar, Kings Cross, Sydney
Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Vice Bar, Melbourne, Victoria
Ric’s Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Tanswell’s Hotel, Beechworth, Victoria
Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Jane’s, Wollongong, NSW
El Topo Basement, Bondi Junction, Sydney

4 thoughts on “WINTERS END

  1. Love Footsteps. I’m very impressed. Your dad told me about you and I love the music.

  2. Hello Marissa and Christopher, Thoughts is being played on my programs Chill Zone and Tuesday Lunch Break on 2BACR FM100.9. wishing you the best – John Holden

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