Winter Gloves - Interview
This week, I’ve got the chance talk with with local indie rock glory Winter Gloves frontman Charles F. The band was indeed getting prepared for their big gig at La Sala Rosa on the next night with very special guests The Naked and Famous,
Winter Gloves' ascencion have been pretty spectacular. "It was not even was not supposed to be a band», points out the vocalist. It all started ou with high school friend and bassist Vincent Chalifour was invited over by the lead singer to play some music, soon by drummer Patrick Sayers. A few demos were put together an the group started to play in little venues around town while distributing a first EP (Let Me Drive) on the net. Success came instantly, comming to at tipping point with the release debut of About A Girl in 2008, a disc that was set among several ‘Best’ lists of that year, notably iTunes "Best New Artist". When I asked what has been the band’s reaction to this high critical acclaim, the awnser came easily: «It was a surprise for us, we did not have much expectations but we were really happy about this.» As stated by Charles F., having a lot of mentions settled some great opportunity for the band.
Winter Gloves have been sharing stages important indie figures such as Tokyo Police Club, Thunderheist, You Say Party! We say Die on tour. The band has last been on the road with Born Rufians which according to frontman Charles. F were «the best in the world». « You Say Party! We Say Die! also became good friends of ours afterwards», he adds. «When touring with other bands, you really have to be at your best to be sensitive to the need of others».
A second EP A Way To Celebrate was released in 2009 closely followed by the somophore album All Red, out in September of last year. These two efforts were in many ways a departure from the previous ones. Both were entirely produced by him, which allowed him to make a few experiments on vocals and. «It was mostly a one on one job», brings out the frontman.
When I asked about the possibility of a third album, Charles states that the next one it should be more personal, which a more important writing job invovled. We also got the confirmation that the band will reintegrate the studio in Montreal right after the tour. We might as well get some brand new Winter Gloves for the cold season.
When I asked about the possibility of a third album, Charles states that the next one should be more personal, meaning that a more important writing job shall be involved. We also get the confirmation that the band will reintegrate their studio in Montreal right after the tour. We might as well get some brand new Winter Gloves for the cold season.