We Lost The Sea are a cinematic instrumental band from Sydney Australia.
Formed in 2007, friends came together to create a new collection of noise that gathers relentless crushing guitars together with post-rock atmospherics and melody. Incorporating elements that hold up to the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Cult Of Luna, Mogwai and Sigur Ros.
They released their first record entitled ‘Crimea’ – engineered and mixed by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna in mid 2010.
In 2012, they released their second record ‘The Quietest Place on Earth’ through Bird’s Robe Records, to acclaim from both fans and critics alike at home and internationally, making best album lists of 2012 above bands like Converge and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and best sellers on Bandcamp.
At the start of 2012, there was a slight change of line up and this breathed fresh air into the band. They kicked off the second half of 2012 with a bang, supporting Rosetta (US) and playing a handful of highly successful local shows including their sold out album launch. Lochlan Watt from Triple j’s THE RACKET, put We Lost The Sea’s performance supporting Rosetta as the number one Australian performance of the year in the Drum Media writers poll.
In March 2013, their close friend and vocalist of the band, Chris Torpy, sadly took his own life aged only 24. This, naturally, was devastating for the band and the rest of 2013 was a rough ride, playing only 2 shows. Both shows had great reviews and it was a powerful performance so soon after the tragedy.
In 2015 the band released their third LP ‘ Departure Songs’. This record is their first all instrumental album and was a slight shift away from their old dynamic, not so unintentional as maturing in sound. The most personally experimental and emotional to date. Departure Songs is a concept album inspired by failed, yet epic and honourable journeys or events throughout history where people have done extraordinary things for the greater good of those around them, and the progress of the human race itself. Each song has it’s own story and is a soundtrack to that story with its own piece of art to illustrate the journeys within the songs.
Departure Songs was widely received and reached critical acclaim all over the world in the highly regarded post-rock scene and even breaking out of the boundaries to reach different audiences everywhere. Their song A Gallant Gentleman, the main single from the album and featuring a Sydney school choir, has been featured on multiple radio stations, video projects, student films, TV commercials and promotion for media brands and football clubs. The final and devastating song, Challenger – Part 1: Flight has been used for interpretative dance routines and over documentaries.
After working hard on touring back home and supporting some of the worlds best post-rock and metal bands, We Lost The Sea have just completed a hugely successful European tour; uplifting and crushing audiences with their songwriting and powerful live performances.
As they settle in to focus on a new record for release sometime in 2018, expect some big things from this band.