VICTORIES AT SEA+ OUTLANDER + ARC VEL

Emerging from the concrete paradise of Birmingham, Victories at Sea fuse a vivacious combination of brutalist electronic hooks, soaring reverberating guitars and dolorous wordplay. After being championed by the likes of the NME, The Guardian, BBC Introducing and Radio X’s John Kennedy, autumn 2015 saw the band release their debut album Everything Forever via Static Caravan Recordings digitally and on a sold out limited vinyl run.

The album showcased the band at their most danceable, with big chorus hooks and machine beats that timelessly devour as well as more intricate musicianship and atmospheric soundscapes that build through layers of impressive electronics and heavily effected guitars, intent to sonically enthral and make you move in equal measure.

With influences that range from Mogwai to Factory Floor, Slowdive through to The Chameleons, the band has built a solid live reputation particularly in the UK and Europe where the band have toured extensively including a run of high profile arena support slots with EDITORS.

Having secured themselves a placement as one of Radio X’s “ones-to-watch”, Victories at Sea released a new EP called A Place To Stay in May 2017 and completed a National Tour culminating in sold out shows in London and Birmingham.

“A cinematic soundscape of intense proportions” – The Line of Best Fit

“Victories At Sea have spent the past 18 months steadily, patiently evolving into something quite entrancing.” – Clash Magazine

“Birmingham has another band to be proud of” – NME

Victories At Sea Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Mirroring’ below:


Plus support from OUTLANDER

Outlander is a four piece from Birmingham, England combining elements drawn from the post-rock blueprint laid out by Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor with aspects of the moody indie rock championed by Low and Codeine, resulting in sparse, starkly drawn out instrumentals.

Outlander Links: Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Downtime’ below:


Plus support from ARC VEL

Birmingham electronica producer Arc Vel creates music that shifts between aural intricacies and heavy dance-floor motions. His debut album Orrery was released through independent label First Fold Records in 2012.

Following this, Arc Vel’s music was picked up by Universal publishing where his tracks are now used globally for television & film work, as well as receiving support from both BBC6 and Amazing Radio in the past. A new album When The Dusk Settles is due for release with a transition to a more robust, synth-driven sound reflecting a move closer to the heart of the city.

Arc Vel Links: Facebook | Twitter 

Watch the video for ‘Adultress’ below: