Release date: July 3rd 2013
Victories at Sea joined Static Caravan Recordings in January and this, their debut EP - scheduled for release on July 3rd - will be the first fruits of that partnership. After the free download ‘Future Gold’, it marks the trio’s first official release, and it’s one which they’ve been building towards since forming in 2010; working, honing and developing, while gaining an impressive reputation thanks to their euphoric live shows.
The three-piece from Birmingham swap instruments - often mid-song - as freely as they rotate their sound, fusing electrifying post-punk with electronics and vintage analogue keys, and drawing comparisons with Echo & the Bunnymen, Factory Floor, Foals and New Order, while their melodic nous recalls the Chameleons. With several admirers already, including NME – who featured the band in their Radar Buzz section earlier this year – the EP is hotly anticipated.
Thrillingly taut and danceable, Victories at Sea polish endorphin-pumping aural jewels which bring to mind the Longcut and sometimes even the muscular, motorik sound of Maserati, with guitar, drum loops and synths coalescing to form an intense, rampaging whole which could perhaps best be described as disco noir.
Their live performances have been in the spotlight with support slots for bands such as Savages, Errors, Tall Ships, Neon Indian and Editors, among others, as well as sets at Sounds From the Other City Festival, Beacons and Off the Cuff Festival. On stage, self-produced visuals, smoke machines and other accoutrements combine to create a suitably dark, cinematic effect which makes their shows such an exciting, must-see experience.
"Birmingham has another band to be proud of" NME Radar (16 Feb 2013)
“Soon enough they’ll be sweeping the rest of the UK up in a tidal wave” Clashmusic.com Track of the Day (6 April 2013)
"With boundless energy, a relentless beat, and plentiful transcending synths, Victories at Sea are certainly a band to watch out for this year" Crack in the Road (Jan 2013)
"As Birmingham has grown to being one of the brightest spots in the whole globe for rising acts, these guys remain in the frontline of the most impressive" Hand Clap Movement NYC (Jan 2013)
"might just be the most exciting thing in the city right now" Lost Lost Lost (Jan 2013)
"The Birmingham based band will have you hooked with their colourful trans-genre echoes" The Dragon Queen (Jan 2013)
"The six minute Low, a lyrically dark apocalyptic number with Mogwai-like swirlingly muggy atmospherics and synths drone born from rehearsing on a grey industrial estate." [Roots & Branches]
"Prime picking of Chameleons traits at their most wounded and crushed. Utterly adorable and consuming stuff." [Losing Today]
"Utterly adorable and consuming stuff. Featuring four star crushed gems primed for affection" [Godisinthetv]