Fight Less, Win More

‘Fight Less, Win More’ was recorded by My Sad Captains in a barn in Cornwall and mixed by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus) at Jackpot! in Portland, OR: order now.

“A joyous ride through the blessed strain of indie ploughed by US contempories Grandaddy and Atlas Sound while still sounding like a product of home. Cherish this one.” Loud and Quiet, 8/10

“A masterclass in restraint, of hushed vocals, heartbreaking one-liners and chugging motorik grooves. My Sad Captains operate within a world where a constant warmth seems to surrounds them, and it effortlessly counteracts the inherant darkness of the puslating rhythm section and sonically rich textures that seem to ebb and flow into thin air. All in all, pretty breathtaking.” The Line of Best Fit

 “‘Orienteers’, the opening song on ‘Fight Less Win More’, contains the unsettling lines, “I will reserve the right/To decompose in front of your eyes”. But peel away the lachrymose lyrics and you get a warm, dewy guitar part and a crumpet-soft bass plod – the motherly arms that go on to cradle the rest of the album.”
– 4 Stars, The Fly

“Equally lonesome and warming their second album grooves along on subtly motorik grooves and acoustic guitars; think of a more costal Sparklehorse (‘Little Joanne’) or a less sinister Mercury Rev (‘Duck and Cover’) and add a wooly jumper to get the idea.”
– 4 Stars, Artrocker

“My Sad Captains appeared to have toughened up of late. The band’s songwriting has taken on a new depth, with sessions resulting in an ambitious second album”.- Clash

“Fight Less Win More is a rare album in today’s musical landscape”.– Music OMH

“‘I’ll never get enough of hanging round with you’ is just a really sweet chorus”. -Fader

“My Sad Captains may sound more like happy landlubbers with an ear for crafting tunes, but if you just sit back and enjoy you will, as the title states, ultimately be the winner”. -8/10 Fake DIY