Sonic Winter is a French/Scottish band from Glasgow Scotland, originally created by two French friends sharing their different musical universes.
Jean-Marc Millière, former guitarist of French/American band Lemon Squeezer, Swedish bands Atomic Playboys, Riff Raff, Mudslide and UK band God told us to do bad things, founded with his good friend and keyboardist Francis Girola, the band Sonic Winter in Glasgow Scotland in 2012 as a two piece band.
Before summer 2012, with Scottish drummer Gary Gilmour (Fluorescent Hearts) and French bass player Laurent Duval (The New Princess, The Duvals, Extreme (Nuno Bettencourt), The Ritch Kids) they recorded 3 tracks at the Carlton Studios in Glasgow with Dany Mitchell (Midje Ure). They reached the Semi-Final of the UK Songwriting Contest 2012 with one of the tracks “Miles Away”.
A second recording took place the 26th & 27th of November 2012 at The Carlton Studios, 7 tracks were recorded and mixed by Dany Mitchell. The French & Scottish musicians for this session were Jean-Marc Millière (Guitars & Vocals), Francis Girola (Keyboards & Bass), Mr Bigbeat (Drums), James Neilson (Bass), David Watson (Bagpipes).
The digital album "1st winter" was released the 19th of January 2013.
On the 18th & 19th of April 2013, 10 new tracks were recorded and mixed by Dany Mitchell. The musicians for this session were from France, Scotland and Sweden. Jean-Marc Millière (Guitars & Vocals), Francis Girola (Keyboards & Vocals & Samples), Gary Gilmour & Mr Bigbeat (Drums), Laurent Duval & James Neilson (Bass), Philippe Duval (The Duvals), Seved Malm (Daddy's Drinkin), Scott Malley (It Girl), Dany Mitchell (Vocals), Valérie Ajacques (Sound Design), Benjamin Løzninger (Vocals & Keyboards) & Zoé Løzninger (Vocals & Choirs).
A new digital album "TWICE" was released in June 2013.
In September 2013 Sonic Winter were signed on the French Record label Kiwi Music for the release of their debut CD 20 tracks album
"MAGICAL SILVER BULLETS AND HELL BIRDSONGS"
(released April 2014). Recording and mix by Dany Mitchell at the Carlton Studio in Glasgow, Scotland.
The 2nd album “Party War on The Killing Floor” will be released by January/February 2016 on the French label PeachProd, recording and mix by Dany Mitchell at the Carlton Studio in Glasgow, Scotland. Sonic Winter will be on tour in France, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Canada, USA in 2016.
"PLAYING FOR PARIS (FRANCE 2015)
"Ungovernable Resistance Nepal Relief Fund Vol 2 (HK, 2015)
"ROBOTS" (USA, 2013)
SONIC WINTER “TWICE” (UK, 2013)
SONIC WINTER “1ST WINTER” (UK, 2013)
"08945 VOLUME 7" (UK 2013)
"DOOMSDAY & BRIMSTONE" (USA 2012)
"SPACE ROCK" (USA 2012)
released February 8, 2014
Jean-Marc Millière (Guitars/Vocals)
Francis Girola (Keys/Vocals/Sound design)
Laurent Duval (Bass)
James Neilson (Bass)
Gary Gilmour (Drums)
Mr Bigbeat (Drums)
Seved Malm (Vocals)
Philippe Duval (Vocals)
Scott Malley (Vocals)
Benjamin Løzninger (Vocals/Keyboards/Layout design)
Zoé Løzninger (Choirs)
Dan The BusPassKid (Vocals/Tech/Recording)
Dj G.enjoy (Sound design)
David Watson (Bagpipes)
Katarzyna Piela (Photographer)
Roksana Ratajczak (Model)
Dan The BusPassKid (Carlton Studio Glasgow UK)
Francis Barrier (Kiwi Music)
Christian Izorce (Kiwi Music)
Pierre Dobler (Tech@Kiwi Music)