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Enjoying increasing exposure from the likes of the NME, Clash and The Guardian, Birmingham’s Victories At Sea step out of the concrete jungle with their debut album Everything Forever. Adding indie rock swagger to their love for New Order electronics it’s a confident blend of 80’s and 00’s for the teens. Out on limited vinyl LP from Static Caravan.

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Limited LP on Static Caravan. Edition of 300 copies.

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Everything Forever by Victories At Sea
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6/10 Clinton Staff review, 28 October 2015
Everything today has been loose and unstructured. Victories at Sea are the opposite.    They play a crafted take on ’80’s pop music that has dark undertones and the kind of guitars that could be described as sky-scraping.  Opener ‘Bloom’ is typical post punk influenced electronic pop. It’s all very catchy and immediate, aiming at BBC 6 Music daytime playlists rather than bothering discerning and uptight critics. The falsetto on ‘Florentine’ could have perhaps been a bad idea but there's a danceable energy to the track. ‘Up’ is better for using grimmer synths which recall mid-period Depeche Mode and the post rock influenced guitars bring a bit of warmth.   It could just be my taste but the band are better when weirder ‘DMC’ uses fuzzing bass lines and that terrific idea New Order had of blending synths and guitars. Leaving vocals off certainly helps me enjoy this and that’s not a slight against the singer (believe it or not) -  I’m just finding the poppier tracks on here far too commercial for my tastes and far to near Foals for safety.   However it’s well made and if you like brash and bold emotive modern day pop that aims at the stadium then this could be for you.

9/10 Justin Customer review, 30th October 2015

I've been waiting for this album for a long long time after seeing them at Shopkeepers in 2013 and am most definitely not disappointed! The opening song Bloom sets the bar with a great anthemic pulsing beat, it's lyrically uplifting and reassuring and sets the mood of the record. Florentine is a quick kick into dance floor groove before the Depeche Mode meets NIN canon of UP. The record hits it's stride at On Your Own (a sure single?) before journeying onward.

There's a lot to discover on this record, the instrumental parts linking songs in the second half, the (my fav) pure 80's pop of Future Gold and depth of Sirens, I've been listening to it all day, my only complaint being the absence of even more songs, 2 years on since the EP though I'm happy this record finally landed.



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