From the LP Everything Forever, which was released last month – Bloom, the first of the ten tracks, encapsulates everything that is the essence of Victories At Sea.
A mesmerising synth is blended with expansive guitar to which an insistent percussion drives the track forward, topped by a vocal that seems to emerge from a cloud, leaving the audience enraptured by the luscious textures of sound that wrap up the mind in a comforting blanket.
Having celebrated the launch event of Everything Forever last night, Victories At Sea have laid the groundwork to maximise their potential for wider recognition over the next year.
Victories at Sea from Birmingham in England is the synth-rock trio of John-Paul (Vocals / Guitar), Steve (Bass / Keys) and Rob (Drums).
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The combinations of strings, natural percussion and electronics which is tipped by a plaintive vocal that gives Victories At Sea a surprisingly organic reflective that fleetingly whirls around the room before disappearing akin to a stream of smoke.
The trio caress the listener with silk gloves that tease the head in gentle touches. Victories At Sea deliver music which has a rhythm that pulsates as by osmosis inside the body and the audience becomes part of the music as it kneads the cortex into reveries of fusion.
Experienced musicians with approaching half a decade together, the progression of Victories At Sea thus far has been somewhat pedestrian. As I have noted many times this past year the use of analogue-synth is an ever more prevalent part of the UK music scene and I can only hope they will find that their training will now allow them the opportunity to maximise on the crest of a wave that currently flows.