NEWS: A Winged Victory for the Sullen share new single ‘All Our Friends are Vampires’ ahead of live UK dates

NEWS: A Winged Victory for the Sullen share new single ‘All Our Friends are Vampires’ ahead of live UK dates

A Winged Victory For The Sullen have just announce a new single ‘All Our Friends are Vampires;’  their first new music since the 2021 stage production score, ‘Invisible Cities.

Written last winter during a harsh snowstorm in Iceland, ‘All Our Friends are Vampires‘ denotes a “melancholic instrumental Haiku for the entertainment industry” and a chance for Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie to reconnect with their roots as songwriters. “For this piece we felt a thirst to return to the simplicity of where we began,” O’Halloran says of the new single. “To find the sound of our own minuscule nature within our universe, floating weightless in cosmic indifference; writing within the elements of piano and a vintage synth, which became the string quartet and guitar drones, and recording them all to capture time in an acoustic space.” Listen here:

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The release follows their fifth studio album, The Undivided Five, released on Ninja Tune in 2019 to critical acclaim reaching number four on  Billboard’s Classical Albums and Classical Crossover chart on the week of its release.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen – made up of O’Halloran and Wiltzie – have created iconic film scores and forward-thinking ambient groups and released a series of game-changing records for ErasedTapes, Kranky and NinjaTune, cementing their status as purveyors of contemporary ambient and electronic inspired music. O’Halloran previously won an Emmy for his 2015 theme song for Joey Soloway’sTransparent series and was nominated for an Oscar as well as a GoldenGlobe for his 2016 score with Volker Bertelmann for Garth Davis’ ‘Lion’.

Wiltzie, meanwhile, founded lauded ambient-classical groups Stars of the Lid, The Dead Texan and Aix Em Klemm and has since scored Hollywood films, including a collaboration with Jóhann Jóhannsson for 2014’s The Theory of Everything.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen have played some of the world’s most celebrated venues, including a sold out BoilerRoom performance at London’s Barbican, and a 2015 BBC Proms show curated by MaryAnneHobbs at the RoyalAlbertHall. Stellar festival performances include Primavera, Latitude, MIRAfestival, The Great Escape and more.

Their 2020 European tour for The Undivided Five included two sold out performances at London’s RoundChapel and additional sold out shows at St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham and St. Philip’s Church in Salford, Manchester. The duo will return to Barbican to play two headlining performances on 13th and 14thMay.

Buy / Stream All our Friends are Vampires here: –

A Winged Victory For The Sullen Live Dates
13th May – London, UK @ Barbican – Ticket link
14th May – London, UK @ Barbican – Ticket link

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