Winona emerged from a love of vintage synthesizers shared by Craig Armstrong and bass guitarist Scott Fraser. Interviewed on French television before a performance of single ‘Without You’, Armstrong describes how the friends managed to record the first album, Rosebud.
‘We never had time – I was doing Oliver Stone’s movie’ he says. ‘So we decided we’d just work every Friday. We did ten Fridays, and that’s the album.’
With luscious vocals from actress Laurence Ashley (Kiss of the Dragon) and singer Lucy Pullin, Rosebud was released in 2008 on Annalog, with tour dates in Brazil, Ireland, France and Scotland. Armstrong and Fraser hope to release a second album in the near future.