Release date: 30th October 2015
Format: 12” vinyl and all digital formats
300-only 12" vinyl record also includes:
CD of the album
Unique numbered Polaroid photograph taken by the band and signed by the band
“Tip for 2015” - XFM
“Dolorous indie disco with a fresh spin, the band have supported Editors and Savages and you can imagine them making the headliners sweat” - The Guardian
“Soon enough they’ll be sweeping the rest of the UK up in a tidal wave” - Clash Music Track of the Day
Emerging from the concrete paradise of Birmingham, Victories at Sea fuse a vivacious combination of brutalist electronic hooks, soaring post-punk guitars and dolorous wordplay. After recently being championed by the likes of the NME, The Guardian, Clash Magazine and XFM’s John Kennedy, now sees the band moving to release their debut album emphatically entitled ‘Everything Forever’ on Static Caravan Recordings.
Written over the last two years at an abandoned steel works in Digbeth, and recorded in the damp basement of an old whistle factory in the depths of the city’s industrial Northern quarter, embracing the darker sounds and subjects was inevitable. But with lyrics that often touch on matters of love, loss, and loneliness, this is a record born from a cathartic affection of hope and escapism. It is also a thrillingly taut and danceable journey, the band have toured their disco-noir extensively in the UK and Europe, earning the respect of their fans and contemporaries alike. Their debut EP ‘In Memory Of’ gained the band the attention it deserved, particularly via 6music, and in turn built the perfect foundation for the anticipated album to follow.
They’ve influences that range from Mogwai to Factory Floor, Slowdive, through to The Chameleons, but Victories at Sea are far more than just the sum of their parts, with original, exciting songwriting that never loses its pop sensibilities.
Stand out tracks such as ‘Bloom’, ‘Up’ and ‘Poles Apart’ showcase the band at their most danceable, with big chorus hooks and machine beats that timelessly devour and yet are impossible to forget. As the album builds ten tracks towards it’s crescendo, ‘Sirens’ and ‘Future Gold’ both see Victories at Sea explore more intricate musicianship and atmospheric soundscapes that build through layers of impressive electronics and heavily effected guitars, intent to sonically enthral and make you dance in equal measure this is a record with true multiplicity, depth and heart.
‘Everything Forever’ is out via Static Caravan Recordings, and having already secured themselves a placement as one of this years “ones-to-watch”, Victories at Sea are looking to the future, one that far surpasses that of their humble industrial roots intertwining them within the very city they crave to escape.
12” vinyl special edition of 300 copies only
"From Static Caravan is Victories At Sea’s ‘Everything Forever’. It reminds me of the carefree indie scene from the early eighties (that’s a complement)." [HiFi News]