Mookie Betts

Victory Kicks

Mookie Betts is the brand new single by London alt-indie band Victory Kicks. Recorded at home during the spring of 2020, the song is about being in a band during lockdown and about an imagined and distant moment when being together becomes possible again, and how that might feel. Mookie Betts is the lead single from the band’s seventh album Free the Night which was recorded at home during the Coronavirus pandemic and will be released in 2021. It features ten new songs about life, love and loss during lockdown, as well as the redemptive power of Baseball.

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Victory Kicks create driving and melodic guitar music, drawing inspiration from the likes of Wilco, Stephen Malkmus, Spoon, Yo La Tengo, The War on Drugs, Guided by Voices, The Walkmen, British Sea Power and Kraftwerk.

The band began in early 2013 as a home recording project featuring London based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Sibley. Early EPs and albums of catchy lo-fi indie rock gained favourable critical attention and radio play in both the UK and the US, and the band became known for releasing an almost continuous stream of home recorded, feel good yet melancholic alt-rock.

Having begun as a solo project, recording and releasing records out of John’s living room, over the years Victory Kicks has come to sit somewhere between that and a collaborative band with regular contributions from a rotating cast of friends and members of other London based acts. These include singer/songwriter and guitarist Sam Beard, and members of London based bands The Young Flood, WEM and Plastic Barricades.



Sorry, no shows at the moment but we're hoping to schedule some dates later in the year as Covid restrictions ease. Whether we'll be able to remember how to play the songs is another question...

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