'Orchestral Variations' will be released on January 27th...
Minor Victories (Credit: Brian Sweeney)

Minor Victories are set to release new album 'Orchestral Variations' on January 27th.

The project features members of Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors, with their enthralling debut album emerging earlier this year.

Superlative live dates followed, with a series of re-interpretations of their material due to arrive in the opening weeks of 2017.

'Orchestral Variations' drops on January 27th, with the band's Justin Lockey explaining:

I don't really know that much about music in terms of theory, notes, scales etc. I generally just fuck about with things until it sounds right to my ear... So I guess to call this album 'Orchestral Variations,' it would have to be in the loosest ever sense of the term.

When we were putting together the Minor Victories album, a lot of the music came about through string arrangements, motifs, melodies, countermelodies and other such noodlings I was messing about with. This record kind of takes it back to that initial point, and re-imagines the whole record from that standpoint - the bare bones, the hint at a vocal melody, not relying on any backbeat - but stripping the songs back to the base elements and then piece-by-piece making an entirely new record. It takes the songs and elements around them and the phrases into a new place, mostly born out of hindsight and I guess a curiosity to fuck around with it all long enough until it sounded right to my ear. From all that an entirely new record was formed. It's not a remix album, or B-sides... it's just another way at looking/hearing things.

An orchestral version of 'Cogs' is online now - tune in now.

'Orchestral Variations' tracklisting:

1. Cogs
2. Breaking My Light
3. The Thief
4. Give Up The Ghost
5. Scattered Ashes
6. Folk Arp
7. For You Always
8. A Hundred Ropes
9. Higher Hopes
10. Out To Sea

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