A few months ago, we learned about Minor Victories, a super group comprised of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Editors’ Justin Lockey, and his brother James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club.
The project originally started as Goswell and Lockey getting together to write songs and feel each other out creatively. Things took off and a full band was enlisted to create an album for the new sound the pair had crafted.
In the months since, they have teased us all with a handful of short films and videos promoting their self titled debut, which will be out on June 3rd on Fat Possum (U.S.) and Play It Again Sam (worldwide).
Today, another new song, Breaking My Light, has been given visuals to accompany it. It is black and white and features a man sitting at a pub, drinking and smoking. The song is a haunting ballad full of rich guitar sounds, dominated by Goswell’s vocals, which are extremely solid throughout. Check it out below.
Along with talking about her new project and the creative process behind it, Goswell also announced that Slowdive is currently in the studio recording a new album, which they hope to finish by the end of July.
Minor Victories will also be on tour this summer throughout the U.S. and Europe, check out dates below.
Minor Victories 2016 Tour
06/03 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
06/04 Mannheim, Germany @ Maifeld Derby Festival
06/17 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/19 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/20 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
06/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/24 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
06/25 Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar
06/26 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/28 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
07/15 Salacgriva, Latvia @ Positivus Festival
07/17 Southwold, UK @ Latitude FestivaL
08/05-07 Katowice, Poland @ Off Festival
08/07 Sicily, Italy @ Ypsigrock Festival
08/12 St Malo, France @ La Route Du Rock Festival
08/13 Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Festival
08/17 Paredes de Coura, Portugal @ Paredes de Coura Festival
08/20 Hasselt, Be @ Pukkelpop Festival