We Lost The Sea are a cinematic instrumental band from Sydney Australia.
Formed in 2007, friends came together to create a new collection of noise that gathers relentless crushing guitars together with post-rock atmospherics and melody. Incorporating elements that hold up to the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Cult Of Luna, Mogwai and Sigur Ros.
They released their first record entitled ‘Crimea’ - engineered and mixed by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna in mid 2010.
In 2012, they released their second record 'The Quietest Place on Earth' through Bird's Robe Records, to acclaim from both fans and critics alike at home and internationally, making best album lists of 2012 above bands like Converge and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and best sellers on Bandcamp.
At the start of 2012, there was a slight change of line up and this breathed fresh air into the band. They kicked off the second half of 2012 with a bang, supporting Rosetta (US) and playing a handful of highly successful local shows including their sold out album launch. Lochlan Watt from Triple j's THE RACKET, put We Lost The Sea's performance supporting Rosetta as the number one Australian performance of the year in the Drum Media writers poll.
In March 2013, their close friend and vocalist of the band, Chris Torpy, sadly took his own life aged only 24. This, naturally, was devastating for the band and the rest of 2013 was a rough ride, playing only 2 shows. One was supporting This Will Destroy You at the Annandale, which was a special and emotional show for band, friends and fans alike, being the first show without Chris since the formation of the band. The other supporting The Red Paintings at the HiFi in Sydney. Both shows had great reviews and it was a powerful performance so soon after the tragedy.
2015 sees the band back releasing their third LP ‘ Departure Songs’. This record will be a slight shift away from their old dynamic, not so unintentional as maturing in sound, and the most personally experimental and emotional so far. Departure Songs is inspired by failed, yet epic and honourable journeys or events throughout history where people have done extraordinary things for the greater good of those around them, and the progress of the human race itself. Each song has it’s own story and is a soundtrack to that story.
Expect some big things from this 6 piece.
“Take what you will from We Lost The Sea’s latest release, it’s an eye opener of sorts for fans wanting a continuation of music. For those just learning about this wonderful band, it’s accessible, enjoyable and has a lasting value to outweigh all others. ‘Departure Songs’ is sure to be featured in my End Of Year “Best Of 2015″ feature.” - The Sonic Sensory
"(we Lost the sea) are capable of producing music that is on-par — if not better than — the vast majority of what is offered internationally. I only hope a day will come where bands such as We Lost the Sea get the attention they serve on the world stage" - Metalobsession.net
"The compositions are thoughtful, the performances faultless. This all adds up to an aural journey packed with emotion, tension, drifting highs and intense, crushing lows that treads an unexpected path" - Thisisnotascene.com
"The relatively simple production does give the impression that We Lost The Sea are tremendous live and I bet they are. I hope these guys continue to push themselves creatively and have a long career as a band. I know I am excited to hear what they do next." - Echoesanddust.com
“In terms of technicality and songwriting, this album is an undisputed winner. The usage of three guitars has been perfect to the core, yet the bass and drums were never underused. These mind blowing artists have devoted three years of their time to create something that is so variant from their usual style and yet it has induced a tsunami of emotions oozing out of every pore of my soul.” - Post-Rock Essentials
"We Lost The Sea were the absolute highlights of the night. A statement so bold wouldn’t generally come so early in a review, usually electing to lull the reader into some sort of suspense before finally reasoning that the support act ultimately trumped the headliner. Too bad. This band was really exciting. " - TheMusic.com.au review - Jakob in Sydney, Nov 2014