British Sea Power - 'Machineries Of Joy'

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...

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Live review: British Sea Power/These New Puritans/Surfer Blood/Sparrow And The Workshop

Live review: British Sea Power/These New...

With that name and a voice as athletic as frontwoman Jill O’Sullivan’s, Sparrow and the Workshop are going to be a target for the talons of every A&R desperate to grip the new Flo and co. But those hawk’s eyes are dimmed; you can’t...

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Album review: British Sea Power

Album review: British Sea Power

Remember that old 1930s fictitious documentary Man Of Aran that follows a family’s daily struggles to survive on the forbidding Aran Islands? Nah, me neither, but trust the pioneering nautical juggernaut that is BSP to stumble upon it and think...

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British Sea Power

British Sea Power

The Natural History Museum is full of extinct animals. The foyer hosts the 12ft skeleton of a moa, the flightless bird native to New Zealand until hunted to extinction by human settlers. Then, greeting you through the building’s old doors,...

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British Sea Power: Do You Like Rock Music?

British Sea Power: Do You Like Rock Music?

Perhaps it’s our island mentality, perhaps it’s just something in the water, but eccentricity is a very British trait. There’s something in our psyche that’s inexplicably given to fantastical flights of whimsy and all-encompassing oddness...

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British Sea Power

British Sea Power

Despite having a name that seems to hark back to a time when Britannia ruled the waves, British Sea Power are no jingoists. The Brighton quartet’s appealing answer to global unity is for everyone to sit down and share a few tankards of...

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British Sea Power: Carnglaze Caverns, Liskeard, Cornwall: Sunday November 27

British Sea Power: Carnglaze Caverns, Liskeard,...

That’s right, British Sea Power are playing in a cave.Their knockers will no doubt accuse them of pretentiousness, but what those tits fail to appreciate is that BSP aspire to create something different and that such ambition should be...

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British Sea Power : Brighton, Oct 26/Nottingham Nov 2/Manchester Nov 3/ London Nov 4

British Sea Power : Brighton, Oct 26/Nottingham...

Brighton, Tuesday, October 26 It is, to quote them lush Lenny Henry fans in The Libertines, an ending fitting for the start. It’s 5am on the first night of the tour. In the Brighton home of BSP men Eamon and Hamilton, a party is taking...

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British Sea Power : London ULU

British Sea Power : London ULU

It's hardly surprising British Sea Power took their time in winning over the hearts of the great British public. They're not exactly what you'd call a 'sane' band, after all. Tonight's show involves a keyboard player taking cover under a WW1...

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British Sea Power : The Decline Of British Sea Power

British Sea Power : The Decline Of British Sea...

They're an odd bunch, British Sea Power . At a time when most rock bands are trying to figure which glue to sniff, these four young men kit themselves out in WW1 military uniform, litter their stage with beech leaves and exude a passion for the...

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