There’s an impending sense of importance throughout Scattered Ashes, which you know immediately is going to change your life.
If a line were to ever attract attention in a greater way, I’m sure it would have been written already.
Just as hits and monuments to music have been erected and embedded throughout history, it’s the future we’re always looking towards and Minor Victories appeared to fall out of nowhere, straight into the centre of my brain.
Minor Victories is the supergroup of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Editors’ Justin Lockey, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, and James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club; so once reading up on Minor Victories, it’s obvious why the groups work is so transfixing.
An immediacy which rivals that of Lea Porcelain’s Bones, Scattered Ashes has a spark which will ignite that feeling we’ve all had, when a track, even just for a moment, takes over your entire life. Starting out as a fuzzed up mixture of The Kills and Blood Red Shoes, Scattered Ashes quickly diverges from lo-fi indie, to fully ready, indie classic in a matter of one transition.
Maybe it’s the whaling synths, the gritty guitars or the constant duo vocals of Rachel Goswell and James Graham playing together. Whatever it is, something within Scattered Ashes feels beyond this world.
The band’s debut, self titled LP, is out 3rd June through PIAS Records.
Minor Victories are currently on tour, playing the following dates below.