After two long years since the release of Winterbourne’s debut EP All But the Sun (which peaked at #9 on the iTunes Albums Chart) the talented indie pop duo are back at it with their latest effort Pendulum.

Since the release of their debut EP the guys haven’t slowed down, festival appearances, national supports (Patrick James, Little May, The Rubens), a headline tour and constant writing sessions have kept best friends James Draper and Jordan Brady busy and away from home but their dedicated work ethic has certainly paid dividends with the release of Pendulum.

To celebrate the release of Pendulum, the guys have kindly penned a track by track run down of the record which you can check out below along with the EP stream, give it a listen and if you like what you’re hearing stay locked to the band’s Facebook page for more info.

Pendulum is out now via Island/ Universal.


The first track on our Pendulum EP, ‘Shape’, was one we wrote pretty late in the piece. We were writing a lot of really cruisey songs and wanted something with a driving beat and lots of energy.

We put down the drums first and the song came out in a day. It touches on a few frustrations we had at the time but not in an obviously negative way. We still tried to keep it fairly conversational and the first line we came up with was ‘guess I’m going out tonight’.

My Perfect Sunday

Track two ‘My Perfect Sunday’ came from us jamming a really catchy riff and just immediately making it into a song. I think we intended for the lyric to be quite sarcastic but it didn’t really come out that way. It makes reference to the feeling of wanting the lives of various idols of ours.

But I Do

Track three ‘But I Do’ is essentially based on a relationship between two people who have a history of some kind, and the way in which people’s perspectives change the way things are felt and observed. We tried to keep the lyrics simple in keeping with the simplicity of the riff and rhythm.

Floating Around

‘Floating Around’ the fourth track from our EP was the last track to be written before we went into the studio, only about three weeks before we started recording. It was written and recorded in about 3 hours and is different to anything else we had written until that point. It’s from the perspective of an older man, looking back on his life while in conversation with a younger person.

To Get To Know You

‘To Get To Know You’ is a song about wanting to get to know someone.

When I’m Under

Track 5 ‘When I’m Under’ is about highs and lows. We tried to emulate that with the way we tracked it and the instrumentation we used.

Tour Dates

Fri 10 Jun, Ed Castle, Adelaide SA
Sat 11 Jun, Jimmy’s Den, Perth WA
Sat 18 Jun, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Fri 24 Jun, Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne VIC
Fri 01 Jul, Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD

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