Supergroup Minor Victories to bring the remarkable sounds of their debut album to Liverpool’s Magnet, Getintothis’ Amaan Khan has the lowdown.
When Mogwai‘s Stuart Braithwhaite, Slowdive‘s Rachel Gosswell, Editors‘ Justin Lockey and his brother James Lockey came together to form the supergroup Minor Victories, it seemed like their individual musical contributions to their acclaimed main projects were like pieces of puzzles – different from each other and fitting perfectly together.
The self-titled debut album Minor Victories successfully avoided sounding too similar to any of its members’ parent groups. It also sounds as if it has received the appropriate amount of attention from its musicians – something side-projects all-too-often end up lacking – and his proved a critical and commercial winner.
The album was made and recorded by four experienced musicians that never came to be in the same room together during the whole process. This unique approach forced the collaborators to cultivate the record in it’s own time and space, resulting in a lively work made for the sake of nothing else but the unadulterated realisation of musical ambitions.
To see them perform this impressive achievement live, in such an intimate setting as Liverpool’s The Magnet on December 11, is both worthy of anticipation, and bound to sell out quickly.
Minor Victories play The Magnet on Sunday, December 11.
UPDATE: The inaugural winners of The GIT Award, Loved Ones have confirmed they are to support Minor Victories on their Liverpool dates.
Tweeting from his personal account (see below), band leader Nik Glover said the band will be playing tracks from their forthcoming new album HARNESS.
The new date follows on from April’s Club EVOL date were Loved Ones premiered a set heavy on new tracks – read the full review here.