Victories at Sea return in September with a new label, single, UK dates and details of a new album.
The band have teamed up with Dutch label Gentlemen Recordings for the release of their second album, ‘Everybody’s Lost And All I Want Is To Leave’ on January 17th, 2020. The album is preceded by the band’s first single release in two years, ‘Quiet House’ on 27th September, 2019.
‘Quiet House’ is a statement return from the Birmingham based three piece. Initially recorded during a two week residential studio visit to the banks of Loch Fyne in Argyll, the song, along with the album, was completed with long term producer Simon Weaver at The Old Whistle Factory in their home town. The contrast of the wide vistas of Scotland and the familiar claustrophobia of the city play out within the song, an industrial rhythm driving widescreen melodies.
The forthcoming album marks a watershed moment for Victories at Sea, familiar to many from their debut album ‘Everything Forever’ and attendant single and EP releases on renowned independent Static Caravan. Having toured with the likes of Editors and The Boxer Rebellion across the UK and Europe, the trio made a conscious decision to retreat to create music of permanence, to step off the promotional carousel and concentrate all their energies on making an album that fully encapsulated their ambition and artistic vision.
Lead singer and lyricist JP White characterises that period as one of the most productive and important in the band’s history to date:
“Ultimately, we made a record somewhere special at a very special time in terms of our own lives. I’m glad we did this, it’s made us stronger people, better friends, and that is all documented in these words, melodies, songs and happy accidents”.
To accompany the release of ‘Quiet House’, Victories at Sea play two shows in Birmingham and London, their first since a sold out hometown show over the summer. Dates are:
FRI 11 OCT : BIRMINGHAM,
Hare & Hounds
SAT 12 OCT : LONDON:
The Waiting Room