Wintersleep are a Canadian indie rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. What started out as a side-project eventually turned into one of the most popular live shows in Atlantic Canada. Wintersleep are a part of Dependent Music, a music label/collective that began in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1994. After their first two CD releases, the first self-titled and the second untitled, Wintersleep had grown a large and faithful following due to their extensive touring through Canada and Europe.
Their music style is rooted in indie rock and has ambient and occasional shoegaze elements. Performances have been described as "entirely honest" and "deeply moving" with "captivating ambiance". While playing live, the band attempts to make the listener as much a part of the music as the band themselves by encouraging everyone to sing along.
Mike Bigelow, Loel Campbell, Paul Murphy, Tim D'Eon, Jud Haynes, Jon Samuel