Winterun Interview – Part One with Nick Dunstan

Melbourne outfit Winterun have been busy working towards the release of their new self titled album and organising a launch party to blow the tits off the town. In anticipation of the release the guys have been kind enough to answer a few questions which will be posted over the next few weeks. First up Nick Dunstan – singer/rhythm guitar

Nick - Winterun
What instrument/s do you play?
Guitars and yelling

What are your fondest musical memories?
There’s a few I’ve managed to hang onto over time. One of the clearest is from early on, when I was a kid on figuring out riffs by playing a tape over and over. I’d sit there on my bed playing, stopping, rewinding and playing any tapes stumbling around until your hands caught up with your ears and brain. That first time you nail ‘Master of Puppets’ is a sweet, sweet victory!

How would you describe the band’s sound?
Riffs and grooves with the occasional moment of musicianship.

After ten years in a band together how do you keep it interesting?
Nothing really, either you still love jamming and make the effort, or you don’t and you stop.

Anything you might be able to share about the new self-titled album?
We had fun making it and I think it’s our most solid work yet. Wouldn’t say it’s more ‘mature’ than previous stuff but it does sound like we have slightly more idea what we’re doing. We’re hoping people dig it.

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