Winston Surfshirt share new single "Ali D"
Following their impressive first release "Be About You", and ahead of a debut national tour, Sydney outfit Winston Surfshirt are thrilled to share their newest single “Ali D”, premiered via triple j and out today on Sweat It Out.
“Ali D” takes all the loveable components of “Be About You” and adds a new disco dimension, oozing a soulful groove that you can't help but dance to - perfectly timed to bring added energy to the band's forthcoming live shows that are just weeks away.
Winston: "It’s a daunting thought putting out a follow up single to our first ‘Be About You’, 'Ali D' seemed like the perfect option from what was sitting in the pocket. She’s kind of like a big sister to BAY, gives you the same sort of feeling and she’ll make you dance when you don’t want to. Ali D all the way baby!”
It’s already been an incredible year for the Northern Beaches based six-piece lead by singer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist Winston Surfshirt. Their unique blend of soul, funk and dream-pop quickly caught the attention of tastemaker label Sweat It Out, local legends Astral People and Niche Productions as well as US booking agent CAA's Alex Becket (RUFUS, Roisin Murphy, Tom Misch) and Joe Hadley (NAO, GoldLink). "Be About You" landed at #1 on Australia's Spotify Viral Charts and in the top 50 globally, receiving an overwhelming amount of support from triple j, community radio, Beats 1's Zane Lowe and Sir Elton John.
Alongside playing to a sold-out crowd at their “Be About You” single launch in Sydney, Winston Surfshirt were invited to support Aussie rock royalty Midnight Oil on the inaugural show of their worldwide tour and announced on the Splendour In The Grass 2017 line-up.
The band kick off their first ever national tour in Melbourne on June 1. Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added to Melbourne's Northcote Social Club and Sydney's Oxford Art Factory, after selling out both venues in just over three weeks. The band will also head to Brisbane for the first time on June 17. Sydney soul-songstress and 2016 triple j unearthed winner Wallace will be joining the band on their Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane shows.
Together with a brand new single, a growing army of fans and more music in the works, it's looking like a massive year for the Manly six-piece.
"ALI D" OUT TODAY VIA SWEAT IT OUT