The Declining Winter is described by Richard Adams as
“A musical project to keep me occupied whilst my other group is (still) on hiatus and also so I can pretend that I’m not just an office worker by trade.”
The “other band” were the greatly missed Hood.
Thankfully Richard hasn’t gone for a serious style makeover and The Declining Winter sound like a chip off the old Hood block, which is just fine by me!
Latest LP is “Home For Lost Souls”available from Norman Records and – probably – other outlets.
Norman Records had this to say about the new release.
On his latest record, ‘Home For Lost Souls’, Richard Adams receives a snowflake on a plate of caviar and says “no thank you very much”. So begins the saddest album ever made. The ex-Hood and current Memory Drawings guitar cyborg continues his strand of melancholic solo work with an accomplished record of muffled melodies, breathy vocals and shoe-shuffling drumbeats, each serving as a form of disguise on a record of pop songs you pine to get a better sense of.
“This Sadness Lacks” from the LP “Home for Lost Souls”
The Declining Winter ‘The Year of 40’ – Live at Wharf Chambers, Leeds