Wintercoats is James Wallace, the one man orchestra from Melbourne who makes simply stunning music using magnificently mastered instruments.
Preferring to go by the alias of Wintercoats, James Wallace is the ginger-haired, quietly spoken creative who gently weaves richly textured harmonies using a piano, some strings, a loop pedal and his voice. Retelling experiences and everyday encounters, his dreamy, washed-out sound is relaxing and feels effortless. Layering muted vocals over progressive, tide-like instrumentals, his lyrics are centred around his most intimate thoughts and feelings. Watching James perform is like reading the scribblings of a troubled soul’s diary. Provocative, candid and insightful, his abilities lie well beyond his years and he can quieten a room with a single chord. Recently releasing his first single Working On A Dream, James is niche label Cascines’ first ever signing. Exciting times. Currently working on his up-coming debut solo album, young Wallace is ambitious and excited about what lies ahead. i-D online can’t wait to hear more!
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