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The Declining Winter started out as the meanderings of me, Richard Vincent Adams of Leeds, West Yorkshire. A musical project to keep me occupied whilst my other group is on hiatus and also so I can pretend that I'm not just an office worker by trade.


The first 7" 'The Future Sound of Hip Hop parts 1 and 2' (2008) was housed in 100% recycled packaging made from re-old 7” sleeves turned inside out with individual photo. The initial copies came with a bonus CD of remixes by Epic 45, Remote Viewer, Part Timer and Northstation.

The first album 'Goodbye, Minnesota' came out on Ireland's Rusted Rail records. Again it has recycled, handmade sleeves. There were two pressings each with slightly different artwork. There was a limited edition vinyl pressing in April 2010.

The next Declining Winter record proper was entitled 'Haunt the Upper Hallways' and appeared on Home Assembly Music in luxurious 7" AND CD format with. The 7" contained three songs and the CD contained the same three songs plus 7 bonus tracks including a remix of the San Francisco band Carta. Initial copies came with a bonus CD of remixes by the likes of Strategy, Winter North Atlantic, Fieldhead, Northerner, James Yates.

In 2010 we released our 'Official World Cup Theme 2010' (Home Assembly Music) to an unsuspecting world. Initial copies came with bonus postcards and panini stickers of the band.  We followed this up in October with "Scenes from the Back Bedroom Window" a very limited 3" Cdr release on Secret Furry Hole.

Go to the Shop page to purchase. All our available records are carried by the nice people at Norman Records


We have occasionally been asked to remix people. So far we have ‘altered’ tracks by Aarktica, Northerner, Fieldhead, Carta, Arthur and Martha, Team Forest, Brave Timbers, The Green Kingdom amongst others.


The Declining Winter live band currently consists of Richard Vincent Adams, Paul Elam, Gareth S Brown, Sarah Kemp, Elaine Reynolds and Richard Morris . Ex and temporary members include James Yates, Stuart Wilson and Graham Jones.We made our debut on March 20th 2008 at the Packhorse in Leeds and have since played with the likes of Stars of the Lid, A Silver Mount Zion, Remember Remember, Winter North Atlantic, Bracken, Konntinent and many more. *Please note that the live band is on hold until 2011*

Full gig listings are usually on our Myspace page.

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