WinterKids was a 5 piece art pop band from Peaslake, Surrey, England. They operated their own production studio/home "Little House", have been favorably reviewed in the press, toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and appeared at SXSW in the United States, as well as being centrally involved in production of a new television series.
Vocalist James Snider now goes by the artist name of 'WinterKid' and posts tracks on his soundcloud page - www.soundcloud.com/winterkid
Guitarist Bradley Osborne is also working on a new artist project at - www.soundcloud.com/bradleyosborne
3 Recognition and reviews,
James Snider - Vocals,
Tom Downer - Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele & Guitar,
Bradley Osborne - Guitar, Violin & Vocals,
Chris Muldoon - Drums,
Hannah Snider - Organs & Vocals,
WinterKids' music can be described as Folk Pop, yet also takes a partially art-rock style with use of organs and keyboards.
Recognition and reviews:
WinterKids has been recognized by several media outlets, including being named as "One of the 10 most promising British acts of 2007" by the New York Daily News. Their limited release album, Memoirs was reviewed well by Pitchfork, in that it "recalls teenage heartbreak with good cheer and a measure of wit."Spin Magazine wrote that the group "replicates the energetic spirit -- and heartache -- of their formative years." The First Coast News review was pointed: "The boy/girl vocals on Memoirs compliment each other perfectly and make this album an addictive treat" and "practically essential."
After performing at the Austin, Texas South by Southwest festival and digitally releasing the eponymous collection, WinterKids (same music as Memoirs), they released "Memoirs" through Columbia Japan and an EP called "Wonderland" through Tapete in Germany. They also received modest U.S. radio airplay as a result of the festival performance and a brief New York area tour and they reached the top 50 in the American College radio charts.
WinterKids also made the XFM playlist and had spot plays on Radio One.
Beginning in September 2009, WinterKids hosted production of the magazine-style television series Little House TV, based in the band's "Little House" home and production studio in Peaslake, Surrey, England. The band provides all the music for the series. With Inqb8r.tv, Howling Wolf Group and Sub.tv, the show is "produced by students for students" at Surrey University and is streamed to students on college campuses on the Freewire IPTV network and online at littlehousetv.com.
WinterKids featured on channel 4s The JD Set.