More glacial indie that beautifully belies their reputation as owl-collecting kooks

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British Sea Power - 'Machineries Of Joy'

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British Sea Power – ‘Machineries Of Joy’

It’s hard to stretch a description of the new BSP album beyond the statement ‘It’s a new British Sea Power album’. This is a compliment. Their sound is unique, and the Brighton band have been crafting glacial indie that beautifully belies their reputation as owl-collecting kooks for a decade. Their sixth full-length will delight the fans they’ve accrued. The title track is as lovely an opener as they’ve ever done, and while elsewhere it’s only the achy ‘Loving Animals’ that’s quite up there with their madcap best, this is BSP in fine, if not exactly boundary-shoving, form. Looking forward to the next one.

Jamie Fullerton

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Record label:Rough Trade
Release date:01 Apr, 2013