Victory Kicks is the recording project of London-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer John Sibley. A veteran of several London based indie bands, by day, John works at a university. The rest of his time is spent writing songs and making records at home.
“Free the Night” is the title track from the new album by Victory Kicks, the band’s seventh full-length and its first since 2020’s acclaimed Lovers in Peacetime. Initially recorded over a series of late-night sessions during the height of the pandemic, Free the Night was reworked in the year or so that followed. Its ten songs are about love, loss, and baseball.
Having begun as a solo project, recording and releasing records out of John’s flat in South London, over the years Victory Kicks has come to sit somewhere between a solo project and a band with regular contributions from a rotating cast of friends, former bandmates, and members of other London based acts.