If Not, Winter’s music started in the realm of indie folk. Somewhere along the way, their music has been described as “indie folk quirk pop” with notes of folktronica. An amalgamation of acoustic and electronic sounds, If Not, Winter attempts to synthesize the diverse musical tastes of all five of its members to produce a sound that is spirited, gentle, and bright.
Formed in Vancouver, B.C., If Not, Winter’s members Grace McRae, Sawyer Junger, Sam Stouten, Celine Hounjet, and Neil Saini all met through a student music community on their UBC campus. Coming together in increments, they pieced together their sound with every new member that joined the group over the course of three months towards the end of 2016. Since then, they have shared the stage with acts such as Adventure Club, Roy Woods,Keys n Krates, and Ekali. They are currently in the process of recording their first EP and playing swinging shows around town.