winter heart


We are ocean leaves


Ocean Leaves are a rag-tag collection of Brisbane rock/folk multi-instrumentalists headed up by Canadian import Timothy Poitras. After a long retreat into the studio, they released their Winter Heart EP in late 2015. 

Winter Heart is more complex, moving beyond the charming but simple folk Poitras created as a solo effort back in 2013. The first single, Yellowknife, is a lush, spooky ballad about longing and the darkness it can create inside you. While Poitras' songs wear their influences (The National, Frightened Rabbit, the Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Death Cab For Cutie) – with his band, they become something bigger and deeper.

Vocals, Guitar / Timothy Poitras
Drums, Vocals / Christina Langham
Horns, Banjo, Keys, Vocals / Fin Taylor
Trumpet, Keys, Vocals / Jacob Hills
Bass / Kate Gillespie


Photos above by Elliot Tonks (Timothy, Christina, Fin) and Rick Clifford (Jacob)


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Winter Heart

by Ocean Leaves

Ocean Leaves "Winter Heart"  EP out now: 

Bandcamp / iTunes / Amazon

Released September 19, 2015. The Winter Heart EP is dedicated to Christopher Powless. Sleep well.

Recorded and Mixed at: Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. 
Mastered by: Adam Dempsey, Deluxe Mastering, Melbourne, VIC. 
Cover Art: Alex Garant, “Winter Heart”, Oil on canvas.