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?



If you answered 'no' to any of the above questions then you might be interested in the FOURTH visit to to France of the exclusive members-only rock combo TOTAL VICTORY. For the first time ever we will also visit the great nation of Belgium, home of Eddy Merkcx, Enzo Scifo, Paul de Man, Hergé and Gerardus Mercator.

****THOSE SHOWS IN FULL****

FEBRUARY 13
Lorient, Le Galion
Come for the band, stay for the DJ, cry bitter tears in the docks at 3am with fishermen.

FEBRUARY 14

Nantes, Chien Stupide
Valentine's Day Special Show! Guitarist Martin is an ordained minister who will marry any couples in attendance! Do not miss this special offer!

FEBRUARY 16
Rennes, Jardin Moderne
w/MOLLER-PLESSET
https://www.facebook.com/events/659078100899328/
Bit of a super show this, what with Rennes being great and M-P going to absolutely fuck shit up as well.

FEBRUARY 17

Paris, Espace B
w/USÉ + ICESUN
https://www.facebook.com/events/1685408915034435/
We return to the great city and hope to see more than traffic and rain!

FEBRUARY 18
Brussels, Magasin 4
w/GUM TAKES TOOTH + RRAOUHHH!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1699914563587161/
Best behaviour in the new country, we need to make a good impression.

FEBRUARY 19 


Metz, La Chaouee
w/PORTIER DEAN + LOU & DUST
https://www.facebook.com/events/439388262923689/
All I know here we are on first. If you are in AH Kraken or Plastobecon please say hello!

FEBRUARY 20
by Albert Foolmoon

Lille, CCL
w/THE HANGED MAN AND THE MOON
https://www.facebook.com/events/534525653388108/
YYYYYYEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

FULL TOUR POSTER


****NEW MUSIC****

We will have some physical copies of IF YOU WERE THERE. 5 tracks, 26 mins. Here is a quick skip through the tracklist with commentary!

- ATHERTON DERBY
Based on a real snippet of conversation overheard in the clubhouse of a non-league football match and developed extemporaneously. The most 'northern' song we've done.

- PINE CONE
Saw a picture of someone I knew in a forest, it was the saddest thing. An attempt at a kind of pop song I think. Some of you won't like it.

- MASS FIRINGS
An extended meditation on your expendability vs. your desires.

- COUNTING HILL
I don't buy psychogeography so much as I buy affective geography, there's always a lure to places you've never been (for best elucidation of this song, see Limmy's 'Yoker' sketch), sometimes satisfying this craving can lead to disappointment, like just this weekend when I went to Tenbury Wells. What's over that hill? Where does this river go to? That kind of thing.

- KALFON (pas l'acteur)
So we wanted to thank a friend for his help but the song ballooned and became good enough to release to more sets of ears. The lyrics, where you can hear them, describe a difficult erotic dream I had at that friend's house. I CAN SAY NO MORE. Tune is 14 minutes long too.

We're not allowed to talk about the cover.

Also NATIONAL SERVICE vinyl down to last 35/40 copies, so buy now to avoid/accelerate disappointment (depending on your perspective).

MOWNO.COM to stream from FEB 5

Online release FEB 22 here: http://totalvictory.bandcamp.com/album/if-you-were-there 

3 comments:

  1. I answered yes to all the questions. Luckily you're not coming to Perigueux.

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  2. When we all introduced ourselves here. We were received warmly by all those who participated in the event. Events at these party venues are a lot of fun, giving access to features that aren't always the easiest to get into and aren't always the most wallet friendly.

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