Following their packed New Year’s Eve show at Club NME last Friday, British Sea Power are gearing up to release their fourth studio album, ‘Valhalla Dancehall’.
Band member Phil Sumner (cornet/keyboards) told NME, “By the time it hits the new year, everyone starts getting depressed again. With the new album coming out 10 days later, it’s a reason to keep cheerful.”
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“We almost called the album ‘Return Of The Gender Benders’,” says frontman Yan of his band’s new album. “It was a fun title, but it also had a more serious side. The music we were recording made us want to link ourselves with people who aren’t afraid to stand out. Another working title was ‘The Interstellar Sussex Downs’ – a mix of the near and the far. It’s our most ambitious record yet and there’s a bit of a party theme – the word ‘party’ features a few times. Lee Perry and Odin are both there, in Valhalla where the bar stays open for eternity. Four albums in and we’re finally learning to enjoy ourselves…”