OUT NOW – Since 2002, Victory Hall has been the outlet for lo-fi leanings by a group of musicians from Bordeaux, led by Julien Pras. The Someday Herald is their first album in 12 years and consists of a collage of songs and sounds, mainly recorded by Julien on a 4-track cassette recorder and sequenced and mastered with Tiny Room Records’ label manager Stefan Breuer. The Victory Hall concept has always been: spontaneous and fast recording of music, finishing old sketches and snippets, recording wherever the instruments are, all while maintaining the incredibly fun and exciting feeling of making records (because there’s nothing more exciting than that, we tell you!).
From the 60s infused baroque pop of Miss Chief to the more straightforward indie rock of Face Value, from the beautiful duets with Queen of the Meadow’s Helen Ferguson (Golden Times) and Emily Jane White (Confusion) to the solo contributions by band members David Lespes and Hugo Berrouet – this album hits all the sweet spots for those who like their indie rock laced with psychedelia, acoustic arrangements covered in tape hiss and vocal harmonies drenched in distorted reverb. Any fans of Sebadoh, Big Star, Eric’s Trip, Guided By Voices, Flaming Lips and Dinosaur Jr. should give this gem a listen.