Illuminated :: Winkie




New York's duo WINKIE take you deep into a perpetually nocturnal world of chaos with their full-length debut album titled "ONE DAY WE PRETENDED TO BE GHOSTS".

Wrought with layers of shoegaze worthy reverb and distortion the songs make you feel as if you are walking through a storm of sound and yet the band balances it all out with melodic synth lines and sullenly sweet vocals. A definite hit for those who like their music with a touch of bleak. This is the sound of drowning...

WINKIE has shared the stage with diverse and talented performers including Xeno & Oaklander, Vaniish, Vows (LA), ohnomoon, United Ghosts, DOOMSQUAD and Christines (NY).

"The more you dip into it the more the album becomes a swirling vortex of sound, a veritable smorgasboard of industrial shoegaze drones. Comparable with the best bits of fellow travelers A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Belong, harking further back to Cocteau Twins, Curve and The Cure yet they add a sonic harshness along the way which is just the ticket to blow away any New Years cobwebs."
:: Clinton : Norman Records

"A wise man once said if you have ghosts, than you have everything. Winkie have everything – including an almost painfully perfect debut album and miles of road ahead of them."
:: Ryan : Revolt of the Apes

"...sounds like it should be soundtracking a Harmony Korine-directed, strobing club meltdown..."
:: Sophie : The Quietus