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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Supports for TQPOE5Y

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We’re pleased to announce the supports for the Five Years of The Quietest Place On Earth tour in December!

We're stoked to have our Europe buddies Meniscus with us for a couple of these shows. They'll be joined by electro shoegazers Requin in Brisbane and whimsical pop local heroes half/cu in Melbourne. 

In Sydney we’re joined by SEIMS who have just released their new record that is a frenetic mix of drumming, grooves and noodling. Opening for us will be one of our favourite Australian acts, Wartime Sweethearts

half/cut come with us to Adelaide joined by local post-rockers, iia

We will have vinyl, exclusive tour prints and merch with us. Have we got a deal for YOU.

We’re finishing up the year with these shows and going into writing mode until later next year. Come see the year out with us. 

Thanks for your support!

WTLS

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

FRI 08 DEC – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=78738

THU 14 DEC – ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE
www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/we-lost-the-sea-rocket-bar-adelaide/98651

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

#TQPOE5Y

Five Years of The Quietest Place on Earth
Anniversary Tour.

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

FRI 08 DEC – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=78738

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

Join us as we finish up the year with a small run of shows to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our second record The Quietest Place on Earth.

Thanks to Select Music for helping us with this tour, we're excited to be teaming up with them to represent us in Australia.

Five Years of The Quietest Place On Earth

Join us as we finish up the year with a small run of shows to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our second record The Quietest Place on Earth. We’ve had a pretty massive year and have returned back from our first European tour inspired and motivated to get to work on album number 4. Before we do, we’re going to wrap up 2017 with some shows in honour of this record that really helped define us as a band and our sound. And of course to celebrate Chris, whose influence on this album was huge and a stark reminder of the talent that was lost when he passed. We rarely play these songs so it’s going to be a emotional but awesome time to be playing these for you (and us)

We’ll be joined by longtime friend, Jarrod Krafczyk on vocal duties and Brendon Warner will be back on 3rd guitar for this tour and we’ll be playing a mix of songs from all our records, which seems fitting. These will be our last shows for the year before we go into hiding and working on the next album, hopefully to be released next year. 

We will have vinyl for all albums plus a bunch of other merch available on this tour. More details to come. Check out The Quietest Place on Earth, here. 

Thanks for your support. It’s a been a massive 2 years since we released Departure Songs, and we’re about to start it all over again. We couldn’t do it without you. 

Much love and respect.
WLTS

Five Years of The Quietest Place on Earth Tour
-Supports announced soon-

FRI 01 DEC – BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE | Tickets
FRI 08 DEC – LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY | Tickets
THU 14 DEC – ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE | Tickets
FRI 15 DEC – THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE | Tickets

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NEW VINYLS FROM TRANSLATION LOSS

MORE VINYL!
New vinyl pressings from @translationlossrecords are up! Pre-orders of all albums available now. For information and orders please visit their webstore: http://translationlossrecords.bigcartel.com

DEPARTURE SONGS
Version 1: Bone White, Bronze and Aqua Blue Merge (Three Color Merge) limited to 300 copies
and
Version 2: Black inside of Clear (Color in Color) with heavy Bone White, Aqua Blue and Bronze Splatter which is limited to 200 copies.

THE QUIETEST PLACE ON EARTH
Version 1: 
- LP1 of 2LP set-Aqua Blue, LP2 of 2LP set-Baby Blue, limited to 300 copies

and

Version 2: 
- LP1 of 2LP set: Baby Blue inside of Clear with Aqua Blue, Electric Blue and White Splatter, LP2 of 2lp set: Aqua Blue inside of Clear with Baby Blue, Electric Blue and White Splatter, limited to 200 copies.

CRIMEA
- Beer (Translucent) with Heavy Black Splatter, limited to 250 copies

*color preview is a digital mock up, and not the final end vinyl made.

http://translationlossrecords.bigcartel.com

#newvinyl #colourvinyl #departuresongs #welostthesea #vinyls

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EUROPE FROM A PERSPECTIVE

It’s now been two and a half months since our last show on our Euro tour and I now write this with some perspective. We weren’t able to post much from the road outside of social media because we were having too much fun, or the wifi sucked, or I forgot and didn’t care. 

In summary: the tour was amazing. We had a blast and didn’t kill each other. Swings and roundabouts etc. We read this before we left: http://beenlookingforthemagic.tumblr.com/post/1427157150/how-to-tour-in-a-band-or-whatever-by-thor-harris - live by that on the road. We broke some rules, as you do, but you bounce back and all is good. It feels so overwhelming and intense and important when you're doing it, and adrenaline moves your body even when you can't. But from a perspective, it's still a great thing but such a special and privaleged thing to do. Present your art to an audience and have it (mostly) lovingly recieved! 

We learned a lot, and had a great time with our fellow Aussie post-bands, Meniscus and Dumbsaint. For a lot of people in the crew it was their first time to Europe, so the excitement levels were high. Also the apprehension of what was coming since none of us had toured so extensively, apart from Meniscus but that was years ago so it doesn’t count. :)

We had blown tyres, lost gear and a broken bus with no AC. We almost got robbed in Poland and a couple of our guys got smashed with pepper spray. We stayed up late and got up early. We partied and drank warm beer all over Europe. We squeezed in loads of touristic stuff and got loads of panos and selfies. We stood on mountains and climbed cathedrals and then played some of the best shows of our lives, starting with the amazing Dunk! festival which we almost missed due to broken tyres! 

What I took away from it mostly was the reaction of our audiences and the love and honesty that came pouring out from fans of all ages. We had tears and laughs and hugs and chats. I had people come directly up to me and cry on my shoulder or thank me profusely for the DS artwork. I was giving out hugs like signing records, it was crazy. It was a lovely experience. It was fantastic, especially as our first time to Europe as a band. Departure Songs means a lot to a lot of people and it was seen first hand. We’re lucky to have these moments and connect with people, it’s not something everyone gets to experience. It justified in a lot of ways, why I do this band thing. Why we sacrifice all this time and money to do this, is to give back to people and in some way, help them through life. 

Since being back, we’ve been back to real life. There’s been a new baby addition to the WLTS family. Some of the dudes have no annual leave for the rest of their lives, some are back on tour in a few weeks, it is all happening. I’ve been super inspired and motivated to be creative and get back over there. So for now, we focus on a new record so we can get back to Europe as quickly as possible. 

Thanks to all our Europeans fans, you made us feel welcome and like a much bigger band than we are or deserve. Some of you travelled hours and 1000s of kms to see us. We met strangers that are now our friends and we will see again. We can never repay you for that, and are humbled. The hospitality from our promoters and the venues was also amazing. Props to the guy in Prague who went and sourced a fridge and carried it down to the basement for us. We weren’t used to getting real riders because you just don’t get that treatment when touring Australia, it’s a whole different mentality to being a musician and an artist when in Europe. You actually get respect. It’s a strange feeling.

Thanks to our tour crew, you are all legends. We wouldn't have had the same time without you guys. It's lucky we got along with you and like you. Here's to more Return of The Mack. 

Anyway, we're just another band touring among 1000s and no one really wants to read a tour diary, so here’s some photos. We'll get on with the new record and see you soon. 

Thanks!

- Matt & WLTS
 

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TOUR INFO

Hey friends, if anyone was thinking of coming to see us play in Europe, here's the latest list of shows and links. Some venue and event information below. Please help us spread the word by sharing this post and telling all your friends/family/pets to come! 

We can't wait to get over there and play these shows! 
Thanks for your endless support, 
WLTS.

26/5 - Dunk!festival, Belgium
Tickets: https://www.dunkfestival.be/festival/#tickets
Event: https://www.dunkfestival.be/

27/5 - Berlin, Germany
Venue: Auster Club
Tickets: https://www.dodotickets.de/3212/we-lost-the-sea
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510775268947142??ti=ia

28/5 - Prague, Czech Republic
Venue: Klub Famu
Tickets: TBC
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866822993554516/

29/5 - Leipzig, Germany
Venue: WERK2-Kulturfabrik
Tickets: https://www.adticket.de/Werk-2-Kulturfabrik-Leipzig.html
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1179678105473687/

30/5 - Warsaw, Poland
Venue: Klub Hydrozagadka
Tickets: http://bit.ly/wltswwa
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/682470398593033/

31/5 - Bratislava, Slovakia (**no Meniscus or Dumbsaint)
Venue: British Rock Stars (whoneedslyrics? festival)
Tickets: https://tootoot.fm/sk/events/58ffa9cac1abdb0c6cc5160d
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843393519255155

1/6 - Budapest, Hungary
Venue: A38
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ptBkk7
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520174864664203/

2/6 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Venue: The Shelter
Tickets: https://eventbook.ro/hall/the-shelter
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2070905536469109/

3/6 - Bucharest, Romania - Cobra Fest
Venue: fabrica (Cobra Fest)
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2phUgr2
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/935576793244143/

5/6 - Timisoara, Romania
Venue: DAOS Club
Tickets: TBC
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626882944005906/

6/6 - Belgrade, Serbia
Venue: Elektropionir
Tickets: TBC
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/140903116425321/

7/6 - Zagreb, Croatia*
Venue: KSET
Tickets:
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/150783362123725/?ti=icl

9/6 - Schio, Italy*
Venue: Anfiteatro Toaldi Capra
Tickets: TBC
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/614206792122284/

10/6 - Misano Adriatico, Italy*
Venue: WAVE
Tickets: TBC
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/795901187216127/

11/6 - Rome, Italy*
Venue: Locanda Atlantide
Tickets: TBC
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/455624854561228/

13/6 - Barcelona, Spain*
Venue: Sala BeGood
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2phMoWo
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1897632943813563/

14/6 - Bordeaux, France*
Venue: VOID
Tickets: TBC
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/734894040022581??ti=ia

15/6 - Paris, France*
Venue: Gibus Live
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2q1H9ZZ
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315196005547302/

* with Meniscus only

ART SALE

We're having another sale. This time we want to move some prints that we have leftover and some new ones we just got in stock. Use the code: artsale on our Bandcamp page for a 15% discount on everything. Not long now until we leave for Europe, get us some last $ before then! Thanks! 
 

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THANK YOU, BRISBANE

Thank you Brisbane, we had a great time. We finally made it up there and you made our first headlining show in your town an awesome one. Thanks to @thefoundrybrisbane for being an awesome venue and the staff for being good to us and to @deafcult and @denadabris for lending us gear and deafening everyone before we got the chance to.

This marks a temporary pause for shows and Departure Songs in Australia, at least until much later this year, and a really special 2 years since we released the record. We are now focussed on our European tour and eventually record number 4. We had some really lovely chats and feedback from you guys and it's always nice to speak to our fans face to face. It's a massive reason why we even do this in the first place. We won't be gone for long, in the meantime take care of each other and we'll see you soon, hopefully with some new music to share with you.

Peace
WLTS

BRISBANE SHOW - NEW DATE - 2nd APRIL

Hello everyone, we have some sad news. One of the WLTS families is going through some sudden and tragic circumstances and as a result we will have to postpone our Brisbane show scheduled for tomorrow at The Foundry. The rescheduled date is Sunday April 2nd and all tickets purchased will be valid for entry. We apologise for any inconvenience or for people who now can't make the show, refunds will be available from OzTix.

We will be laying low until then, and we'll see you in April and then in Europe.

Thanks for your understanding and thank you also to The Foundry for helping us reschedule at short notice.

Our thoughts are with the people close to us right now.

WLTS

BRISBANE FEB 18

We'll be playing Brisbane at the Foundry this Saturday. It will be our last show up there in a long while. Might also be our last Australian show for a while until we're back from Europe at least.

We'll be joined by DEAFCULT and De Nada. Come on down and have a beer. We've also saved you the last 5 or 6 copies of Departure Songs on vinyl.

Tickets here.

FIRST SHOWS OF THE YEAR

We're playing a couple of shows in January, as you probably know, and we'd love to see you there. They will be the last headlining shows we'll be doing for a while, at least until the end of the year. We will be joined by some really awesome bands: The Crooked Fiddle Band, Wartime Sweethearts and Dear Plastic. There's a lot of other stuff happening out there at the moment, so we appreciate you choosing us over someone like Nick Cave. Cheers :)

Ticket links to the right ----->