'TRIUMPH & DISASTER' IS HERE

Here it is. Our new record Triumph & Disaster. It’s been a long and challenging road to get here and we’re extremely proud of it. We’ve also said enough about it already, so, it’s over to you now. Thanks for all the support, as always. We’ll see you on the road soon.

Digital available on all platforms now.
Vinyl will be available in November.
CDs will be available in October.

AU - https://buff.ly/2LJzudu
US - https://buff.ly/2M7IUOM
UK - https://buff.ly/2AGjHWq
EU - https://buff.ly/2MbpKHH

Australian Album Launch Tour
Joined by special guests Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
November 2019
Fri 22nd - Brightside, Brisbane
Sat 23rd - Crowbar, Sydney
Thu 28th - Jive, Adelaide*
Fri 29th - Sewing Room, Perth
Sat 30th - Howler, Melbourne

*TTOL not appearing in Adelaide
Joined by Bear The Mammoth and Keeskea in Adelaide.

Tickets via https://welostthesea.com

#triumphanddisaster #newalbum2019 #postrock #postmetal #instrumentalmusic #endoftheworld #theapocalypseiscoming #arewereallytoolate #vinylcomingsoonyesitwasdelayedalittle

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AUS ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR 2019

We're heading out on an Australian headline tour in November. Hitting stages to showcase our new album, Triumph & Disaster (set for release on October 4 via Bird’s Robe Records), this is our first headline tour of the country since 2017. Joining us will be Perth’s Tangled Thoughts of Leaving.

The last show we played in Sydney sold out within a day. Don't sleep on tickets for this tour.

Australian Album Launch Tour
Joined by special guests Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

November 2019
Fri 22nd - Brightside, Brisbane 
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/we-lost-the-sea-triumph-dis…

Sat 23rd - Crowbar, Sydney 
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=107165

Thu 28th - Jive, Adelaide* 
https://moshtix.com.au/…/we-lost-the-sea-triumph-dis…/115689

Fri 29th - Sewing Room, Perth
https://moshtix.com.au/…/we-lost-the-sea-triumph-dis…/115661

Sat 30th - Howler, Melbourne
https://moshtix.com.au/…/we-lost-the-sea-triumph-and…/115635

* TTOL not appearing in Adelaide
Joined by Bear The Mammoth and Keeska in Adelaide.

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OUR OWN WINE

By the time you read this it will all be sold out but we’ve hit peak merch goals and we have our own limited edition wine thanks to Poets On Payday. We’ll be arranging another colab later in the year. For now, enjoy this photo of a light bodied sangiovese “A Beautiful Collapse”

A BEAUTIFUL COLLAPSE

The second track on the album, A Beautiful Collapse, picks up at the very end of our human story. When we’ve failed for too long, and chosen to ignore science and the planet’s own desperate cries, we’ve hit the tipping point. The view of the universe who watches back in on itself as we appear and disappear as a tiny blip on the cosmic radar. Or maybe it’s from the viewpoint of a particularly nonchalant omnipotent being who watches from afar with a morbid curiosity as the last death throes of humanity shudder one last time. Destruction as a form of creation. A Beautiful Collapse.

Triumph and Disaster is available for pre-order now.

The video for A Beautiful Collapse is really different for We Lost The Sea. I also think the song is quite different for us too, compared to our back catalogue. It seems to have ended up with us making a statement of some kind. It was the editor, Aidan's, first go at doing something like this and his influences are quite socially and politically based. It was interesting to see someone else's take on the theme for this song. It follows a loose narrative showing our colourful and safe past that then moves on to a bleak and violent future. 

The use of archival footage to tell a story was a way of referencing our common past to talk about what we have or are leaving behind. Other people's stories stitched together to create a collective narrative about our history and possible future. Also it's free to use, so that helps! 

The idea behind using quotes from writers and thinkers, most of whom are dead, ties back into that human story. It's like little flashes of truths told by great minds that we should learn from. Things that have already been said that already predict or sum up so many relevant and current elements. A collective story of us that runs along with the song that tells of a foreshadowing, a collapse. How beautiful the things we make that we leave behind. 

Are we intentionally ignoring their beauty in order to feel ok about moving on? A swing set, a colourful front door, children's toys, books, decorative cutlery, machine engines, art or anything handmade. Look at what we've accomplished, it's utterly amazing when you think about it. Now look at it all fade "buried under the dust and crying in silence like the ghosts of history." 

A BEAUTIFUL COLLAPSE - FRIDAY 16 AUGUST

Surprise! We are releasing a second single this Friday 16th August, ‘A Beautiful Collapse’ from our forthcoming record Triumph & Disaster. You can hear it ahead of time when it premieres on The Racket on Triple J tonight or stream it from the website after the show has aired. 
https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/the-racket/

The last death throes of humanity shudder one last time. 
Destruction as a form of creation. 
A Beautiful Collapse.

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