EP Release date 5 May 2017
Catalogue No. VAN 320
Format: CD / Digital
Eighteen months on from the release of their debut album “Everything Forever”, Birmingham’s Victories at Sea now follow up with the ‘A Place to Stay’ EP inspired by a world encompassed with anxiety and uncertainty. Exchanging ideas through their individual home studio set ups and less so the live room has seen the band naturally pick up from where the ambient electronics of album closer ‘Sirens’ had left off.
The band entered the recording studio with long-time collaborator Simon Weaver in Autumn 2016 with a host of demos to build upon. This freedom to create and experiment presented a widescreen potential, with no constraints or time limits, and sonically inspired as much by film and literature as the keynote records from the band’s growing love for the back catalogues of Chemikal Underground and 4AD. The result sees the band embracing more atmospheric elements previously hinted at.
Opening track ‘LITKE’ is the first new music to be unveiled from the new EP, and serves up as a vast and ambitious starting point, full of hope in the face of adversity, let it entice you in.
Wednesday 10 May - Sheffield Picturehouse Social
Thursday 11 May - Newcastle Think Tank Underground
Friday 12 May - London Old Blue Last (FREE SHOW)
Saturday 13 May - Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Wednesday 17 May - Leeds Oporto
Friday 7 July - Manchester Castle Hotel