» » Minor Victories - Minor Victories

Minor Victories - Minor Victories FLAC album

Performer: Minor Victories
Genre: Rock
Title: Minor Victories
Country: US
Released: 2016
Style: Shoegaze, Post Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1666 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1950 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1669 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 882

Minor Victories is the self-titled debut studio album by British alternative rock supergroup Minor Victories. It was released on 3 June 2016 on Fat Possum Records and PIAS Recordings. Rachel Goswell – vocals, guitar. Stuart Braithwaite – guitar, backing vocals. Justin Lockey – guitar, electronics, keyboards. Mark Kozelek – vocals on "For You Always". James Alexander Graham – vocals on "Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)".

Minor Victories’ self-titled debut works in part because it exceeds the musicians’ expectations as well. It wasn’t conceived as a grand gesture of noteworthy forces coming together. In fact, it was originally just an EP Justin Lockey was tinkering with before it grew into a full record. The album doesn’t use each member’s notoriety as a crutch, instead standing as context to this new record. Hearing Goswell sounding as pained as she did on Slowdive’s Souvlaki over twenty years later makes her words sting like hydrogen peroxide on an open wound. Likewise, Braithwaite’s climactic tremolo surges on Higher Hopes carry with them years of soundtracking lonely epics with Mogwai. The album gets additional help from The Twilight Sad’s James Graham singing backup on Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard) and a duet with Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek on For You Always.

More By Minor Victories.

Minor Victories have wisely shied away from billing themselves as a supergroup, a term that implies a degree of star power they can’t quite deliver. They prefer the much more neutral descriptor band. Still, it’s impossible to separate the group from their other projects.

Hundred Ropes is the first song Minor Victories released, anticipating their debut album. The contrast between the soft vocals and the almost aggressive synth-driven beat creates a haunting melody, a journey about being emotionally shipwrecked and trying to power through it. The comparison of the couple struggles to the ones of seafarers is obvious: words like ocean, current, coral are used here, all call backs to life at sea, similarly to their other song Out to Sea.

Artwork By, Design – Rob Hadfield. Band – James Lockey, Justin Lockey, Rachel Goswell, Stuart Braithwaite. Engineer – James Lockey, Rachel Goswell, Steve Clarke (22), Stuart Braithwaite, Tony Doogan.

Minor Victories are a British alternative rock supergroup, formed in 2015. Rachel Goswell and Justin Lockey had previously made music together. It was through Goswell that Braithwaite and the Lockey brothers met.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Give Up The Ghost 3:41
2 A Hundred Ropes 3:55
3 Breaking My Light 6:25
4 Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard)
Vocals [Additional] – James Alexander Graham*
5 Folk Arp 6:42
6 Cogs 3:19
7 For You Always
Vocals [Additional] – Mark KozelekWritten-By [Additional] – Mark Kozelek
8 Out To Sea 4:09
9 The Thief 7:26
10 Higher Hopes 6:20

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Minor Victories
  • Copyright (c) – Minor Victories
  • Licensed To – Fat Possum Records
  • Manufactured By – Fat Possum Records
  • Distributed By – Fat Possum Records
  • Pressed By – Arvato


  • Artwork By, Design – Rob Hadfield
  • Band – James Lockey, Justin Lockey, Rachel Goswell, Stuart Braithwaite
  • Mixed By – Paul Gregory
  • Producer – Justin Lockey
  • Producer [Additional], Engineer [Additional] – James Lockey, Rachel Goswell, Steve Clarke , Stuart Braithwaite, Tony Doogan
  • Written-By – Lockey*, Lockey*, Goswell*, Clarke*, Braithwaite*


Matte, heavyboard Digipak with booklet insert in cover & clear tray, in stickered shrink.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned/Stickered): 767981156323
  • Matrix / Runout: arvato FP1563-2 2947230 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0789

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FP1563-1 Minor Victories Minor Victories ‎(LP, Album, Cok) Fat Possum Records FP1563-1 US 2016
FP1563-1 Minor Victories Minor Victories ‎(LP, Album, 180) Fat Possum Records FP1563-1 US 2016
none Minor Victories Minor Victories ‎(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Play It Again Sam [PIAS] none Europe 2016
HSE-3440 Minor Victories Minor Victories ‎(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-3440 Japan 2016
PIASR885LPX Minor Victories Minor Victories ‎(LP, Album, Whi + CD + Ltd) Play It Again Sam, [pias] PIASR885LPX UK 2016