In 2013, ten years on from their debut album, British Sea Power are hitting their stride.
New album Machineries of Joy is a creative high, a superbly composed, multi-stylistic tour de force.
Beautifully mechanised rhythms sit alongside wind-blasted Brontë-rock cinematics.
rain-bent garage thrash hurtles in. A recent poll of BBC 6Music listeners – on the most important hundred tracks of the station’s lifetime – placed the British Sea Power track Remember Me at number nine, just above Radiohead, just below Johnny Cash. It’s a placing that indicates both the band’s longevity and the deeply dedicated nature of their audience.