British Sea Power at Princess Pavilion
16 April 2014
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.