The beginning of The Wind Whistles can be traced back to early 2006, after Tom and Liza returned from an inspiring voyage overseas. Their original plan was to make a folk duo that could pull the sonic weight of a full band. With Liza on acoustic bass and Tom on acoustic guitar, she would often play the downbeat and he would take care of the backbeat. Adding their alternating and harmonizing voices to the mix, the duo crafted a sound flexible enough to grace festival stages and livingrooms alike. When the Animals arrived however, some things changed.
Tom and Liza have always had a love for heavier music. Tom came from the spazzy noise-punk outfit of The Nature of Things and Liza is currently part of the grunge band Bad Fate. Being on the road with The Wind Whistles six months of 2008, and unable to vent their edgier creative tendencies into other projects, this energy began to seep into their new songs. While songs like Turtle or Treehouse Lullaby provide a solid link to “Window Sills”, “Animals are people too” is a decidedly less folky record. The 13 song album, which has a handful of songs at just 2 minutes length, burns with a determined focus and plays like a pop-rock album begotten by acoustic instruments. With Animals, The Wind Whistles have opened up their hearts wider than ever and forged a quirky nook for themselves with a style that lacks any direct comparison. 2009 saw The Wind Whistles release two full length albums (“Animals are people too” and “The Secret Album”) and take them once again across Europe and Canada.
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