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The remarkable thing about the Minor Victories self-titled debut album isn’t just the astonishing quality of the music produced but also the fact that the band members, as the sleeve notes point out – ‘never shared the same air.‘ Meaning that the album was created ‘remotely’ – ” by swapping ideas, songs, fragments and finished recordings via broadband connections.”  Given this way of working and the differing expectations ( ‘we probably didn’t start off with the same vision’ ) over what this collaboration should yield, the resultant album is a majestic, life-affirming triumph. ”

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Minor Victories, which features Rachel Goswell from Slowdive, Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, and Justin Lockey of Editors (and his brother James), released their debut album over the summer — the kind of soaring, textural (electronic-tinged) rock you might expect from such a wonderful collaboration.

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Minor Victories are:

Justin Lockey
James Lockey
Stuart Braithwaite
Rachel Goswell

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Eponymous debut album from Minor Victories, a brand new musical collaboration formed by Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Justin Lockey of Editors, and his brother James. The freedom, the immediacy, the swapping of ideas and incredibly, the fact that all four members have barely spent any time together recording or writing only adds to the heart of the project. Minor Victories unveils the real essence of what a group of talented individuals unshackled by convention can attain. Contributions feature a spectrum of musical tastes that converge from various parts of the UK and US unveiling something beyond the original vision of any of the contributors that pushes new boundaries and new sounds into hitherto uncharted waters that are merely the first steps into the musical world of Minor Victories.