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Victories At Sea - In Memory Of

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In Memory Of by Victories At Sea
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  • CD on Static Caravan (VAN260)
  • Artist: Victories At Sea
  • Label: Static Caravan
  • Genres: Post-Punk
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(1 review) 6/10


6/10 according to on Thu 27 Jun, 2013

Static Caravan release the debut EP from Birmingham based band Victories At Sea

With just 4 tracks here this is a just a taste of what’s to come, but with both the NME and BBC6 Music championing this band from the start, and with so much 80s nostalgia around at the moment, it’s no wonder that Victories At Sea are getting their foot in the door. Their influences are clear as a bell from the beginning, taking ideas from the likes of New Order, OMD and more modern acts of the genre like Editors, Friendly Fires, etc.

The first two tracks, ‘Stay Positive’ and ‘Dive’, are full-on uptempo indie/dance anthems that will probably do them a lot of favours on the festival circuit this year, while ‘No Escape’ and ‘Low’ are the token ballads of the EP.

For a band just starting out this is quite a well produced and tidy little EP, pushing all the buttons with the indie darlings of the music press and getting the kids dancing in the NME tent at Glastonbury this year.

Press release

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.

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