life like an anchor

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards 2017

We are truly honored and excited to announce that we've been nominated for 'Artist of the Year', as well as in the 'Rock' and 'Best Live Act' categories for the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. You can cast your final votes for us as well as for other great Cincy artists here

Reflecting on this year and everything that went into our new album, 'Life Like An Anchor', we've been truly blown away. We want to thank anyone that's supported us - even the simple act of listening to our music is enough for us. Thank you!


"This City" Official Lyric Video Out Now

Dark Alliance Records is thrilled to present the brand NEW lyric video, "This City" from The Upset Victory! "Part of their album 'Life Like an Anchor', this song will get to the hearts of everyone who needs an escape through music from the tumultuous life in the city."

🎶 Enjoy, like, and share:

A huge thank you to the Rednote team. Stay close for more surprises!

Balcony TV Performance

We had a blast performing for BalconyTV & a huge thanks to the Balcony TV Kentucky team for having us. Check out an acoustic performance of our song "The Weekend (Bad Habits)" off our new album 'Life Like An Anchor'! 🤘



First Place Adult Album Alternative category International Songwriting Competition

Our song "The Weekend (Bad Habits)", off our new album, has won First Place in the Adult Album Alternative (AAA) category for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition. With over 16,000 entries from 137 countries, we couldn't be more excited! Our song, "Don't Give Up The Night", was an Honorable Mention in the Pop/Top 40 category as well.


Official Post from ISC:

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its 2016 winners. This year ISC received more than 16,000 entries from 137 countries throughout the world. 

For the first time in the history of the competition, the Grand Prize is awarded to Canadian songwriters. It is with great pleasure that ISC bestows its highest honor to Canadian troubador Matt Epp and Morocco-born Manitoba-raised 16-year old phenom Faouzia for their co-written song “The Sound Ft. Faouzia.” The Grand Prize winners take home $25,000 in cash (USD) and over $45,000 in additional prizes.

In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving songwriters also share in the prestige and kudos of winning their respective categories in ISC. These winners hail from all over the world (59% of this year’s winners come from outside the USA) and represent diverse cultures while ranging from talented amateurs to seasoned songwriting veterans. The 23 categories include all genres of contemporary music, from rock to pop to jazz to R&B/Hip-Hop and more. 

For a full listing of 2016 winners, go to

Congrats to all of our winners!



Release day has come friends! Our brand new full-length album, 'Life Like An Anchor', is available to stream and download everywhere! 

We put everything we had into this album and so we thank you for being patient and supportive through this process. We're very excited for you to hear this music. This album is for YOU.

Remember, our album release show is taking place THIS Saturday at The Wood Theater April 15th.

Come celebrate and sing along with us Saturday April 15th at this very special album release show. Additional exciting performances from Pluto Revolts, Current Events, and Blank State.

Album Release Show Details:

As always, please stay connected with us for more updates on the horizon.

Much love,

The Upset Victory

Jason, Frank, Stephen, Aaron, & Eric




Album Release Show 4.15.17

We're proud to announce our album release show will be held at The Woodward Theater on April 15th with Pluto RevoltsCurrent Events and Blank State.

'Life Like an Anchor' has been a massive undertaking and we're finally ready to share it with the world. The new album will be available everywhere 4.14.17.


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