TWO WEEKS SINCE TOWERS

Our new song ‘Towers’ is now out everywhere. It’s been two weeks since we dropped it so it’s time to post again just because. Also, here’s the official artwork for the track. The reaction to it and the album announcement has been amazing and really beyond what we expected. Thanks to everyone who’s pre-ordered something and for all the kind messages and comments.

It’s on every single streaming thing and YouTube and all that but buy it from us or one of our labels instead. Indie DIY all the way. Our labels are fiercely independent and rely on sales to survive as do we. Spotify makes millions of dollars instead.

Pre-orders are now available through our Bandcamp page. 
http://welostthesea.bandcamp.com/

Internationally:
Translation Loss - US
Dunk!Records - EU
Holy Roar - UK

Thanks again, everyone.

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SPECIAL ALBUM PREVIEW SHOW

We’ll be playing a special ‘album preview’ show at the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney on the 24th of August. It will be a really intimate one-off show, with more to come later in the year. We’ll only be selling 150 tickets so get in early. We can’t wait to share it with you. 

We’ll be joined by special guests Wartime Sweethearts and Mowgli.

Tickets are on sale now
https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/we-lost-the-sea-triumph-disaster-album-launch/114081?skin=TheVanguard

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TRIUMPH & DISASTER

We are extremely proud to present our new album Triumph & Disaster. 

Triumph & Disaster is a post-apocalyptic view on the collapse of the world told like a children’s story and illustrated through the eyes of a mother and her son as they spend one last day on Earth. The music is the narrative for the destruction and tragedy. The words tell the story of love, loss and letting go.

This was probably one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. Some times were good and other times it really sucked. We really felt the pressure of Departure Songs on our backs the whole time and it was hard to push through that. We needed to rise to the occasion on all levels. It sort of made the writing process, which can be really cathartic, joyous and wonderful, into something that, at times, was an unenjoyable slog. We wanted to do something that was ours and as original as we could make it from the story to the music and in the process leave behind the sad memorial that was DS. That struggle comes through in the music. The push and pull from each other and against the huge themes and ideas we tried to represent. This is the first time we’ve written such an intentional and determined album. It’s more bolder, mature and sonically dense than anything we’ve done previously. 

We’re beyond proud, excited and exhausted to present you the first track from it ’Towers’ which summarises all of those emotions in one song. Representing the beginning and the end of everything, it is about giant oppressive forces and feelings, the towering juggernaut of power, failure, history and death. 

We’ll be playing a special ‘album preview’ show at the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney on the 24th of August. It will be a really intimate one-off show, with more to come later in the year. We’ll only be selling 150 tickets so get in early. We can’t wait to share it with you. 

Pre-orders are now available through our Bandcamp page. 
http://welostthesea.bandcamp.com/

Translation Loss - US
Dunk!Records - EU
Holy Roar - UK

Triumph & Disaster is out October 4 via Bird's Robe Records (Australia) and October 25 via Translation Loss (US), Holy Roar (UK) and Dunk!Records (EU).

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ALBUM 4 TRACKING IS DONE!

Album 4 in the can/drive/bag/done. Couldn’t have had a better experience with the guys and Greg who made our experience all that much better, professional and fun. The Grove Studios provided a perfect environment and ambience to make us comfortable and creative. Super professional and well run studio. Thanks to Jack, Matt and Owen for their work. Really proud of all of us and the record produced. Long days, hard work, etc. 18 months of writing and slogging it out has come to a great finish. It’s huge, epic, sad, lamenting, poignant and beautiful. Great times. More to come. 

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HI CARL

Hey everyone, meet Carl. You may recognise him from previous WLTS tours or his band Lo! He’s been our mate for forever and has been filling in for us on 3rd guitar since 2017. We’ve finally convinced him to join the band as a full time member. He’s a great guitarist (even though he plays upside down guitar) and a great dude and we’re stoked to have him on board for the new album and beyond. Here he is looking heaps serious when he’s really not. Good times ahead! 

GREG FROM ELECTRICAL

Hey everyone, meet Greg. He shares the same name as a famous Australian golfer. He’s in control of our session. We flew him all the way from Chicago to listen to our nonsense and make us sound heaps better than we do. He’s a voice of reason and a world class engineer and we’re happy to have him on board.

He’s worked with a million bands but the one’s we admire the most out of the extensive list are Russian Circles, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Neurosis. We are in good hands.

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LIVE AT DUNK! LP TEASER

Hey everyone,

Here’s a bit of a teaser for the live record. This will be out in early March. Pre-order available now!
https://welostthesea.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-dunk-fest-2017

This is a live recording of our first ever overseas show at Dunk!Fest in Zottegem, Belgium in June 2017 where we played Departure Songs in full. A show we almost missed after blowing out two tyres on our gear trailer somewhere on the side of a German motorway.

This is an energetic and visceral rendition of Departure Songs by a band who were excited to be in Europe on a big stage.

This 180gm double vinyl is being released through WLTS and Bird’s Robe Records (AUS/Asia) Dunk!Records (EU) and Translation Loss Records (US). Each label will have their own exclusive colour variant. Artwork by Error Design.

Track list is the same as the studio record of Departure Songs.
https://welostthesea.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-dunk-fest-2017

RUSSIAN CIRCLES AUS TOUR 2019

More awesome news! We’re excited to announce we’ll be joining Russian Circles as their main support around the country, joined by our mates Tangled Thoughts of Leaving. What a bloody amazing line up. We’re big fans of both these bands and are stoked to be on this tour. This will be our first Australian shows in about 18 months. We will be premiering some brand new material from the forthcoming album. Can’t wait to get back on stage!

Russian Circles Australian tour - April 2019
w/We Lost The Sea & Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

April 23 - The Gov, Adelaide*
April 24 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth
April 26 - Max Watts, Melbourne
April 27 - Manning Bar, Sydney
April 28 - The Triffid, Brisbane

*TTOL not appearing

Tickets on sale from 12pm at birdsrobe.com/shows & russiancirclesband.com

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VINYL RELEASE - LIVE AT DUNK! 2017 *PRE-ORDER*

New vinyl day!

We are pleased to announce the release of pre-orders for the live at Dunk! 2017 double LP.

This is a live recording of the our first ever overseas show at Dunk!Fest in Zottegem, Belgium in June 2017. A show we almost missed after blowing out two tyres on our gear trailer somewhere on the side of a German motorway.

This is an energetic and visceral rendition of Departure Songs by a band who were excited to be in Europe on a big stage.

This 180gm double vinyl is being released through WLTS and Bird’s Robe Records (AUS/Asia) Dunk!Records (EU) and Translation Loss Records (US). Each label will have their own exclusive colour variant.

Artwork by Error Design.

LINKS TO PRE-ORDERS
AUS/ASIA - Bird’s Robe/WLTS : gold/white with black splatter

USA - Translation Loss : turquoise with gold/black splatter

EUROPE - Dunk!Records : color in color with blue & black

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A BIT OF AN UPDATE

Hey everyone,

Sorry we’ve been quiet, it’s been a busy time working on the new album this year. I just noticed we haven’t posted on here since May! To be honest, nothing really exciting has happened since then. We also get caught up in social media and then I forget to update our site. Since we got back from China in March we’ve really just been in a small grey rehearsal room slogging away at riffs and songs. Sometimes it comes easy, most of the time it’s a lot of hard work and frowning.

We did one thing during that time that was really cool. We went to the south coast of NSW to a lovely house on a hill to do a weekend writing session (pic below) that was a really awesome experience. Would do again.

What I can tell you is that we have a studio booked in March to go in a record our new album. It doesn’t have a name yet and some of the songs still aren’t 100% finished, but we’ll get there. It’s all down to the pointy end right now!

We’ve had a lot of people asking about the new album and if it will be the same as Departure Songs. I still don’t really know what you guys mean by that. Are we releasing a sequel to DS? No. Are we writing the same type of music? I think so - big? yep, long? kinda, cinematic? we try our best. Does it have a theme? Yes. Oh cool! Can you tell me?? No.

Anyway, you guys can answer all those questions yourself when it gets released. That’s all I’m saying for now.

We also have a couple other announcements coming up so stay tuned and I’ll try and update this page more often. Maybe.

Thanks for your support as always!

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China Poster Art Process Video

I decided to screen cap my work on the latest We Lost The Sea poster for our tour to China in March. This is the first time I've done this and it's already helped me with picking out things I like and things I need to improve on. I'm always learning and trying new things. This is about 6 hours of video squashed into 3.5mins. I forgot to turn on Quicktime sometimes and I think I missed some bits along the way, but you get the gist.

I use Wacom and Photoshop with some sketching done with pencil and paper.
Here's the folio page on Behance.

Music by Funky Notes (Switzerland)
Song: "Have Mercy" from his forthcoming LP 'Scigns of Life' 
He was kind enough to let me use this song even though the album isn't released yet.
Please check him out.

Prints for sale here

Departure Songs in China

We’re extremely excited to announce that we will be heading to China for a 10 date tour starting in March. This will be the first time the band has been to that part of the world and we’re all looking forward to an amazing experience. We’ll be following in the footsteps of other post-rock legends such as Mogwai, Mono, Caspian and sleepmakeswaves to cover over 5000kms across the country with our last stop in Hong Kong thanks to New Noise Touring. We’ll be taking Departure Songs to places we never thought a possibility when we released it. 

Dates:
21/3 – Little Bar Space, Chengdu
22/3 – Nuts, Chongqing
23/3 – Yugong Yishan, Beijing
24/3 – TBC, Hangzhou
25/3 – TBC, Shanghai
27/3 – Ola Space, Nanjing
28/3 – Vox Livehouse, Wuhan
30/3 – T-Union, Guangzhou
31/3 – B10 Live, Shenzhen
01/4 – TBC, Hong Kong

More information to come.

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New Vinyls!

New versions of all vinyls on sale now!
https://welostthesea.bandcamp.com/merch

We have very limited numbers of US versions here in Australia. The rest will be released with Translation Loss very soon.

Here's what we have
Crimea - Beer w/Black Splatter
TQPOE - Aqua/Sky Blue
TQPOE - Multi colour in colour w/splatter
DS - Coke Bottle Green w/Bone Splatter
DS - 3 colour A-Side B-Side
DS - Multi colour in colour w/splatter

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Tour Merch!

TOUR MERCH!

We've got shit loads of merch with us on tour again but it wouldn't be a WLTS tour without vinyl delays. We have a brand new 4th pressing of Departure Songs ready to drop, but it's at a factory in Europe. And we have both DS and TQPOE vinyls stuck at customs. Amazing. Sorry folks, but it's out of our hands and we're waiting anxiously for news. Stay tuned to see if they turn up! Isn't it exciting...

Anyway. We have all this other cool stuff!
-TQPOE exclusive tour prints
-TQPOE CDs
-Astronaut shirts are back! In white and navy - men's and women's sizes
-One of our EU art designs on shirts and totes
-Assorted high quality prints
-Crimea vinyls & Departure Songs CDs
-Pins and pin packs
-Ye olde longsleeves, just in time for summer!

Some of these will be available online after tour. 

PEACE!

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Tour Starts This Week!

TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK!
Last shows for ages and probably the last time we'll play most of these TQPOE songs. Come and hang out, it's been a big year, let's celebrate. See you in a bit!

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FRI 01 DEC – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=78727

**SOLD OUT** FRI 08 DEC – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY

**2ND SHOW** SUN 10 DEC - LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=81138

THU 14 DEC – ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE
www.moshtix.com.au/…/we-lost-the-sea-rocket-bar-adela…/98651

FRI 15 DEC – THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE
https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=78734

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