Friday, 7 April 2017

SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS (and some album info) (and some other stuff)

ENGLISH MARTYRS IS COMING OUT ON SPECIFIC AND KERVINIOU IN JUNE 2017 BUT FOR NOW PLEASE CONTEND WITH
 
INFORMATION RAFT #42

A SHOW IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!!

AS RARE AS THE TOOTH OF A HEN



SALFORD, THE CRESCENT, 13th May
+ The Vanity Project + Monster Island + Flat Four
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then onto FRANCE and BELGIUM for WILD TIMES

total victory are THE OFFICIAL TOURING BAND OF NATIONAL GO CANOEING WEEK

RENNES, BAR 'HIC, 29th May
+ Tomboctou




 
 NANTES, LIEU UNIQUE, 30th May
+ The Goon Sax + Peninsula

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TOULOUSE, LES PAVILLIONS SAUVAGES, 31st May 
+ Pylone + Patrick

poster by Lilicoorjet

GRENOBLE LA BOBINE, 1st June
+ Empereur

>> facebook group 

 

METZ, LA CHAOUÉE, 2nd June
***RECORD RELEASE PARTY***

 + Malaïse + Oromocto Diamond 
>> facebook group

 


PARIS, LA MECANIQUE ONDULATOIRE, 3rd June
https://www.facebook.com/events/399226390460601/
+ The Courtneys + Yuck As Fuck
we join the excellent Courtneys on their bill for the third version of our final date of the tour! i think we open this evening so get down a bit earlier.

notre nom est GUEST


WE (and by 'we' I mean ML) ALSO MADE SOME MUSIC VIDEOS FOR SONGS OFF ENGLISH MARTYRS THAT ARE PRETTY GOOD IMO


'Once In Every Century' (above)

'Gore Seer' (below)


We should have copies of the record by the time we get to France. There are still a few ...vs. Big Electric copies left and we'll have those.

More on English Martyrs in a future blog as we'll likely let you hear it all just before official release. If you want to ask us anything, be it a journalistic enquiry or personal curiosity, the email address should be to your right.

Currently no word on the National Service re-press though all the original labels are involved as well as Specific. We have sent our money and re-jigged the artwork and it's out of our hands now. Might not make it to tour, what with the pressing plant backed up for the pointless exercise of Record Store Day. But it's going to be back out there.

In the meantime here are some words about ...vs. Big Electric. Mostly positive, some not as much. Can't win 'em all. Critical culture is important.

from BANT (Turkish) - http://www.bantmag.com/magazine/issue/post/55/894
from Pigeons et corbeau (French) - http://pigeonsetcorbeaux.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/total-victory-total-victory-vs-big.html
from Perte & Fracas (French) - http://www.perteetfracas.org/zine/kros2017/kros_t/total_victory_vs_big_electric.htm
from La Grosse Radio (French) - http://www.lagrosseradio.com/rock/webzine-rock/flashback-rock/p17948-total-victory-total-victory-vs-big-electric.html
from New Noise (French, can't google this) - https://twitter.com/_totalvictory/status/832291319989018626
from Silence Is Sexy (French) - http://www.silence-is-sexy.com/copie-de-albums-fevrier-2017

And maybe we'll get something withering out of this...

I mean if we are punk then we are entryist punks at best but where hell else can we send shit?

After all this we will shut the fuck up for the rest of the year, I GUARANTEE.

Monday, 13 February 2017

ALBUM III (no, really) and TOUR V and RE-PRESS NEWS

Three major pieces of news. No messing around.

NEW ALBUM

It is completed. It is called ENGLISH MARTYRS. It has nine songs and is about 34 minutes long. This is the album cover.


  1. Triangulation Point
  2. Gore Seer
  3. In The Home Counties
  4. Once In Every Century (LISTEN)
  5. Playing Golf With The Precariat
  6. Written Backwards
  7. Mistakes Upon Mistakes
  8. The Public Weighbridge
  9. Gold Curtain
We expect to have it on tour and on general sale after. Tour, you say? What tour? A-HA!
NEW TOUR

We're returning to France and Belgium in May and June. Dates as follows:
  • 29 MAY Rennes, Bar Hic
  • 30 MAY Nantes, TBA
  • 31 MAY Toulouse, Pavilions Sauvages w/Marc Sens & Oliver Mellano
  • 1 JUNE Grenoble, TBA
  • 2 JUNE Metz, La Chaouee w/MALAÏSE
  • 3 JUNE Liege, Le Garage

RE-PRESS NEWS

We are going to repress National Service. Some guy is selling it for 50 euro on Discogs and this will not do. Flood the market! We will have it soon, but maybe not by tour.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

vs. BIG ELECTRIC + news + reflections

It's been a while! We're not dead. Still. They can't take us out. To be fair they haven't tried very hard.

TOTAL VICTORY // vs. BIG ELECTRIC 
 

Coming the final quarter of 2016! This is a compilation of our EPs to date with a couple of songs taken from those sessions that we couldn't finish properly - until now. Here is the tracklist.

Monday, 25 January 2016

TOUR IV / EXTENDED PLAY

Lille 20th, not 19th

Has the year flown so quickly? Are we all nearer to the grave? Will we realise the futility of our endeavours? Is our ego not sated enough?

Thursday, 9 April 2015

TOUR III and ALBUM III

Hello there gentle flowers of the early year sun. We hope you are well. Here are two pieces of news.  

LIVE PERFORMANCES



MAY 16
Chorley
Brock and Broll
w/Cactus Knife and Grave Diggers Union

Information here


Monday, 23 February 2015

An interview with IAALS

We did an interview with I Am A Lungfish Song that was translated into French. Here is the English version. Go and read that excellent blog here.

What is the story behind Total Victory?

I (Dan) had split from an old band and was working a shitty job and living in an unfamiliar town and needed some kind of thing to occupy my time and brain. I put an ad out in 2007 for people wanting to play noise-rock kind of like XBXRX and Skin Graft/Gold Standard Labs kind of music. Matt L (bass) and Matt E (guitar) joined, followed by James (drums) one drunken day at a festival.

We realised we couldn't play at 200kph like those bands so we slowed down and tried to not sound so forced and began to incorporate our regional identities and actual personalities a little more. Martin (guitar) was a friend and fan who we asked to add guitar to The Pyramid of Privilege and gradually we forced him to join full-time.

If it were a film it would be a strange story about a group of people who were nobodies at home and vaguely interesting to people somewhere else. Like the opposite of Cool Runnings (which was called Rasta Rockett in France).


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