Artist info


Metal, Rock

Sounds like

Godspeed you! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Cult of Luna, Sigur Ros

band members

Mark Owen Brendon Warner Mat Kelly Kieran Elliott Matt Harvey Nathaniel D'Ugo


The Outer Limits, History , Deep Space



We Lost The Sea are a cinematic instrumental band from Sydney Australia.

Crushing guitar noise with post-rock atmospherics and melody from a large, dimly lit space.

Formed in 2007, they released their first record entitled ‘Crimea’ - engineered and mixed by Magnus Lindberg in mid 2010.

In late 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. One was supporting This Will Destroy You at the Annandale, which was a special and emotional show for band, friends and fans alike, being the first show without Chris since the formation of the band. The other supporting The Red Paintings at the HiFi in Sydney. Both shows had great reviews and it was a powerful performance so soon after the tragedy.

2015 sees the band releasing their 3rd album 'Departure Songs' that will be out through Brid's Robe Records and Art As Catharsis. An album about failed yet epic and honourable journeys throughout history, a celebration of life and triumph over the ordinary and also a tribute. The bands first all instrumental album and treading fragile ground since Chris went on his own journey. This record will be a slight shift away from their old dynamic, not so unintentional as maturing in sound, and the most personally experimental so far.

Expect some big things from this 6 piece.