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 follow up with ‘A Place to Stay’ inspired by a world battling with anxiety and uncertainty. Moving away from the familiarity of the live room to exchanging ideas through their respective home studio set ups saw the band naturally pick up from where the ambient electronics of album closer ‘Sirens’ had left off.
The freedom to experiment with no constraints or time limits saw the songs take shape at a gradual pace, sonically inspired as much by film and literature as the records from the band’s growing love for the back catalogues of Chemikal Underground and 4AD. The result sees the band embrace more atmospheric sounds, alternative tunings and rhythm structures to produce their most compelling and ambitious body of work to date.
This new EP serves as a vast exclamation of hope in the face of our fears in the modern world, born out of the claustrophobic cities the band inhabit, but it is also a soundtrack to the optimism of youth and the comfort of home, let it entice you in, a place to stay.
Full Length: 24:48
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
"This is tumultuous stuff." [Brum Beat]