Rose Wintergreen/Solo Artist

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Album preorders now available

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Very proud to announce that my new mini-album “Aurora” is now available for preorder on iTunes! 

Order now for just USD $3.99 / AUD $6.99*, (it will be more like USD $10.99 from official release date, which is 28 August). Because I’m generous like that. 

Preorder here: http://bit.ly/AuroraoniTunes

Cover art by Lachlan John Illustration & Design. Using visible light image: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

*If you’re confused about the pricing difference between currencies, join the club. I’ve had a frustrating time trying to clarify why it’s so much more for people buying from Australia. It’s apparently partly due to exchange rates, and partly due to pricing rules. The long and short of it is, it doesn’t seem to make sense and they won’t allow me to change it. Very sorry.

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The unhelpful voice

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I have a voice in my head. She says “what the hell are you doing? You’re not a real musician. You’re not good enough. Why would anyone want to know about you playing shows, releasing a new record? You should stop embarrassing yourself and just stop.”

I’m so proud of my new record and I try not to let this voice high jack my ability to share the music, to share it with people who need it. But goddamn it can be hard. I think that voice is always there for most people (including artists), but we don’t really talk about it publicly. And sometimes it’s louder and more insistent than others. I’ve realised mine is always louder when I’m about to do something scary, like play new songs on tour, and trying to get the word out to media (I do all my own publicity, I have noone helping me). So, day to day life is pretty full on right now. Highs and lows.

I just got a text message from my mum saying that her friend, who describes herself as not being really into music, spent some time with her brother over the weekend. Her brother played her a song called "This City", by some artist they’d never heard of before, because he loved it. She loved it too, and couldn’t wait to share it with my mum. She had no idea that the artist she was raving about to my mum was me. Thank you universe. And thank you, mum, for telling me.

If you have stories like this, please reach out and tell me. I love hearing from you. You help me to be brave.

And if your voice is bullying you today, try not to listen and keep doing what you love anyway. We need you. x

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"This City" single release and tour

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 “An amazing upcoming singer-songwriter. A gorgeous voice.”  Clare Bowditch

Enigmatic award-winning solo artist Rose Wintergreen launches This City—the highly anticipated second single from her forthcoming mini-album Aurora—with a series of shows in July/August.

This City is a lush production of soaring vocals, rich textures, sultry emotion and driving rhythms — torn between melancholia and euphoria. It portrays a woman’s struggle to stay true to herself and preserve her sanity while dealing with immense grief amidst the cold impersonality of a big city.

Wintergreen plays launch shows in:

  • Ararat, at The Ararat Hotel on Thursday 17th July with Al Parkinson.
  • Adelaide, at The Grace Emily Hotel on Sunday 20th July with Brillig (double single launch).
  • Melbourne, at The Toff In Town on Wednesday 23rd July with Sweets and AViVAA. Tickets: http://bit.ly/ThisCityMELB
  • Brisbane, at The Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday 3rd August with Cypher.

The first single from AuroraFeet in the Sand (2013), won Wintergreen a trove of accolades including Artist of the Year at the Australian Independent Music Awards (electronica category), and finalist in the prestigious Vanda and Young Songwriting Award. It featured widespread play, including by Triple J, Radio National, RAGE and numerous community radio stations.

Produced by award-winning Alice Springs artist and producer Dave Crowe, Aurora will showcase an eclectic array of material refined in collaboration with some of Australia’s finest songwriters, including Charles Jenkins, Angie Hart, Jen Cloher, Clare Bowditch and Mick Thomas.

This City is out now and available for free download for a limited time via rosewintergreen.com.

Media Inquiries: media@launchbubble.com (print res photos available).

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New single out 28 June 2014

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Very excited to announce that I’ll be releasing This City, the highly anticipated second single from my forthcoming mini-album Aurora, on 28 June 2014!

The first single from Aurora, Feet in the Sand (2013), won me Artist of the Year at the Australian Independent Music Awards (electronica category), and finalist in the prestigious Vanda and Young Songwriting Award, and was played by Triple J, Radio National, RAGE and numerous community radio stations. Most importantly, it seemed to touch people.    

Hopefully you will love this new track just as much! Can’t wait to share it with you!

It will be available on my website, www.rosewintergreen.com, on 28 June 2014.  

(Picture in the cover art courtesy of Taylored Productions.)


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We are not alone

Today was one of those days, where grief just punched me in the gut when I least expected. I’d been doing okay. But then I found myself sobbing in public and in the car. I couldn’t lift the overwhelming weight of it back off my chest.

Until: tonight my band of super-talented women and I rehearsed for tomorrow’s show. We sang in 3 and sometimes 4-part harmony. We tried to beatbox. We made silly jokes. We laughed together.

Every time I play a show, I feel truly blessed to have your company. It’s a truly special time, where (if we’re willing to relax into it) we can all lose ourselves in the bright glow of precious moments of togetherness.

You might find it hard to believe, but I’m naturally shy. Getting up on stage is terrifying. I’d feel much more comfortable hiding in a dark corner, watching from a distance, lost in my thoughts.    

Over the last 6 months, I’ve seriously considered not performing ever again. 

I keep going, and push through to keep playing shows, because it’s not about me. It’s about giving us all an opportunity to feel suspended in time together, spirited away from our worries and hurts, just feeling content to be in the moment. 

We are not alone. 

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Show sold out in less than 24 hours!

Tickets to my first album preview launch show sold out in less than 24 hours!

If you would like to come to either (or both!) of the next two shows, make sure you book your tickets asap.

First ever shows with my new band! Entry includes exclusive downloads of remixes of my award-winning track “Feet In The Sand”.


Friday, 20 June with Pear & The Awkward Orchestra.
BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/PearATAO

Friday, 27 June with Tom Milek.
BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/TomMilek

Doors open 8:30pm for a 9pm start.

Where: LongPlay Cinema and Bar, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy.

Tickets $12 + BF

**Audience strictly limited to 40 people. Book now to avoid disappointment!**


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Album preview shows!

I’m very excited to announce a series of shows in June, previewing new material from my forthcoming record “Aurora” (due for release later this year).

First ever shows with my new band!!

Entry includes exclusive downloads of remixes of my award-winning track “Feet In The Sand”.


Friday, 13 June with Haarlo.
BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/Haarlo

Friday, 20 June with Pear & The Awkward Orchestra.
BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/PearATAO

Friday, 27 June with Tom Milek.
BUY TICKETS: http://bit.ly/TomMilek

Doors open 8:30pm for a 9pm start.

Where: LongPlay Cinema and Bar, 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy.

Tickets $12 + BF

**Audience strictly limited to 40 people. Book now to avoid disappointment!**


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An “ah ha” moment

I’m really great at looking after other people, and crap at looking after myself. I’ve been very upset at myself for letting grief get in the way of my music.

Then I caught myself saying to a musician friend (solo artist) “It’s all you, your words, your voice, your heart. If you’re struggling a bit with personal things, it’s no surprise you would be struggling with music too. Reach out for the support you need and deserve.”

Yesterday I saw my psychologist. She’s so good. So helpful. She said the same thing to me. Right. Back. In. My. Face. 

Are you reaching out for the support you need and deserve?

In related news, you might enjoy my good friend Fiona Dalwood's award-winning gorgeous short film “Good Grief”, a feel good documentary about grief: 

Good Grief from FiDalwood on Vimeo.



*If you’re struggling and need someone to talk to right now, don’t suffer alone. Call Lifeline at any time of day or night 13 11 14.


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