Winter Witches acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional and prevailing custodians of the lands on which their music is primarily created.
Winter Witches is a queer love story.
It is both a creative and romantic partnership between Em & Sweeney.
South Australia born, our ancestral blood is German, Scottish, Irish and Dutch. Our souls are pagan.
We make music from the heart of darkness and city of light.
Our music has recently been described as having “genuine derivations of medieval, orchestral music and experimental electronica” (Cloudberry Mornings) and “brimming with fiery precision, a meaningful design, grace and charm.” (Ghettoblaster Magazine).
We have performed at the 2016 Adelaide Vegan Festival, ‘House & Garden’ and ‘Temple of Love’ (St Jerome’s Laneway Festival events), SALA Festival, queer club nights Wild Style and Bona Drag – and a three-night season at the Royal Croquet Club during the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017. We are undertaking an Eastern States tour of Australia in December 2017.
Previous radio play has included FreshFM, Radio Adelaide, Three D Radio, Radio Deepland (Brazil), JXFM Radio Tokyo, 3MDR, independent radio Berlin. We have featured in Ghettoblaster Magazine (USA), Big Takeover Magazine (USA), Zero Music (Sweden), The Sunday Experience (USA), Floorshime Zipper Boots (USA) and Australian Vegans Journal.
Winter Witches will be touring a major new commissioned music work, Climate of Cruelty, from 2018 onwards both in Australia and overseas.
In October 2017 we self-released a debut 7″ called ‘Train/Water’. We released ‘Unspeakable Clothes/This Religion’ on UK label TenWest in December 2017. In May 2018 we released our third single ‘Knightsbridge’.
We are currently writing our debut album, Masc.