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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!


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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'Cincy Skyline' Tee only Available For Limited Time

With our new album set to be released + performing at Bunbury Music Festival we have a lot to celebrate. So in honor of that & our hometown, we're offering a limited edition 'Cincy Skyline' t-shirt for only a few short weeks. All those who purchase this limited edition t-shirt will receive our 'Wall Street' EP for free. Simply email us receipt of purchase to 

Get it while you can here:

TUV To Play Bunbury Music Festival

Excited and honored to announce we'll be performing at this year's Bunbury Music Festival!




NEW Single, "The Weekend (Bad Habits)", Out Now!


Exciting news. Release day is here! The second single of our new album, "The Weekend (Bad Habits)", is available to stream and download everywhere! Learn the lyrics and sing with us soon.

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

Much love,

The Upset Victory

Jason, Frank, Stephen, Aaron, & Eric


Independent Music Awards Nomination

Excited to have our new single "Don't Give Up The Night" honored as an IMA nominee in the 'Indie/Alt. Rock' category this year. Thank you to The Independent Music Awards

Official Press Release:

The Upset Victory is among The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Nominated In The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards

Macy Gray, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche, Jonah Smith, Air Traffic Controller, Monica Pasqual & The Handsome Brunettes, Deep Dive Corp. + Ingrid Chavez, Hackensaw Boys, Milli Janatková, Cristina Morrison, Nive & the Deer Children, Mean Mary, Olivia Penalva, The Alternate Routes, Juliette Reilly, Ganda Boys, The Krickets, and All Hail The Yeti Are Among The 15th IMA Nominees

October 17, 2016 The high energy alt pop quintet The Upset Victory of Cincinnati, Ohio was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee in The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. More than 400 innovative self-released and indie label projects culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, were nominated by fans and industry in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories.

Nominated along with The Upset Victory is an eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars that includes: Macy Gray, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, Air Traffic Controller, Hackensaw Boys, All Hail The Yeti, Deep Dive Corp + Ingrid Chavez, Milli Janatková, The Alternate Routes, Le Bouef Brothers, Murashita, The Krickets, and Nive and the Deer Children. Fan-nominated artists in the Song and Video categories include: Monica Pasqual and The Handsome Brunettes, Ganda Boys, Mean Mary, Olivia Penalva and Juliette Reilly among others. Click here for a full list of The 15th annual IMA Categories and Nominees

The winning projects will be selected by blue-ribbon panels of top recording artists that include: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Slayer, The Kills, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sepultura, Dido, Warren Haynes [Gov't Mule], Suzanne Vega, Gus Unger-Hamilton [alt-J], Shelby Lynne; previous IMA Winners including:Amy Lee [Evanescence], The Show Ponies, Noshir Mody, Rozina Pátkai and Ingrid Gerdes, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

IMA Winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at:

IMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED at The Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center

The 15th Independent Music Award Winners will be announced November 12th from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City during a free, day long music festival showcasing exceptional IMA talent. Kicking off the event will be a ‘town-hall’ meeting where fans, bands and industry discuss new ways to keep independent arts alive and prospering.

Artistry Has Its Awards

Now in its 16th year, The Independent Music Awards actively support innovative self-released and indie label artists and releases.  Produced by Music Resource Group, The IMAs leverage its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to place IMA artists in front of millions of music consumers and industry decision makers.

 Previous IMA Winners & Nominees include former major label acts including Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger and Martin Sexton; and cutting-edge rising stars including Flying Lotus, Amanda Palmer, Killer Mike, Lacuna Coil, Amy Lee, Passenger, Team Me, Radio Radio, RuPaul, And You Shall Know Us By The Trail of Dead…, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl In A Coma, Apples in Stereo, Pokey LaFarge, Valerie June and many, many more.

 Submissions for The 16th annual Independent Music Awards will be open in mid-November 2016.

TUV @ The Southgate House Revival 10/14

Mark your calendar. We play at The Southgate House Revival Friday October, 14th w/ Pluto Revolts, Sundae Drives, & more!

Official Event Page:

Purchase tickets:


THIS IS ONE NOT TO BE MISSED. Saturday, August 20th come hear NEW songs off our upcoming album, including the new single ‪#‎DONTGIVEUPTHENIGHT‬, plus old favorites. This show is FREE to all.

Official Event Page:

Request "Don't Give Up The Night" On The Radio

Our new single #DONTGIVEUPTHENIGHT is impacting radio today. Hit your local radio station to request now. After you request, tweet at the station and @theupsetvictory to let them know that you want to hear it!


PREMIERE DAY is upon us and what a way to start the day than with a front page feature from the good people at Purevolume! 

Read the article, listen to the NEW single in it’s entirety, check out the video, and know this is just the beginning…more tomorrow friends… 

Huge thanks to our CONNECT Team/ Daren, Starlight Studios, and of course YOU.‬



Frank and Stephen are incredibly honored to be a part of the Graph Tech family. Their incredible line of products are only going to further enhance the TUV sound both live and in the studio. Definitely be sure to check out Graph Tech's amazing gear!

Post-production is officially complete on our full-length - let the album cycle begin! Sorry for not being as vocal lately friends but we’ve been very busy behind-the-scenes. Songs are recorded, mixed, and mastered. Artwork is now complete as well. Just a few more larger items on our check list to attend to but we’re cruising…lots of exciting news TBA!

Post-production is officially complete on our full-length - let the album cycle begin! Sorry for not being as vocal lately friends but we’ve been very busy behind-the-scenes. Songs are recorded, mixed, and mastered. Artwork is now complete as well. Just a few more larger items on our check list to attend to but we’re cruising…lots of exciting news TBA!

Want MORE music from us?

Help Make Our New Album A Reality Here Please:

We’ll be rolling out all sorts of exclusives during our Kickstarter campaign including these acoustic videos. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.

If you like what you hear & want more please consider contributing to our Kickstarter page so we can record our new album. You will be REWARDED in the process including: we’re giving away a guitar, your name in our album credits, limited merchandise, a personal song writing session with us, your own private concert & so much more!

Have a kick ass day!

Much Love,

The Upset Victory

The Upset Victory does not own the rights to this song, has refrained from any monetization, and no copyright infringement is intended.