ALBUM REVIEW: British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party

Mercurial art-pop and post-punk auteurs British Sea Power return after a four year break (excluding soundtrack work) and they sound wholly refreshed and focused on their sixth album. There’s a cohesive sound to the rousing guitars and propulsive drumming as they take stock of the world around them and the role of the individual in it all. It’s steeped in their trademark melancholy, yet framed … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party

ALBUM REVIEW: British Sea Power | Valhalla Dancehall

written by Chris Familton British Sea Power have always been a curious band with their inventive stage costumes, gig locations and a seemingly grab-bag approach to the form their music takes at any given time. Their early anthems like Remember Me led many to paint them as rousing post punk Brits in the vein of Franz Ferdinand but they would then take a left turn … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: British Sea Power | Valhalla Dancehall

REVIEW: BRITISH SEA POWER @ Manning Bar, Sydney 20/01/10

reviewed for The Dwarf A shrunken Manning Bar in the form of false walls greeted punters as they arrived for British Sea Power. I’m not sure if this is a permanent change to the venue or just a way to make an undersold gig feel fuller than it was. It seems to be a bit of a recent trend with the Metro also dividing the … Continue reading REVIEW: BRITISH SEA POWER @ Manning Bar, Sydney 20/01/10

REVIEW: BRITISH SEA POWER – Man Of Aran

1 2 3 4 5 Bands soundtracking old movies can be a bit of a hit and miss scenario. Too often they fall into the trap of pretentious and dramatic flourishes and try to create an ambient or pseudo-classical sounding collection of music. British Sea Power have done just that but in their case they are working with a piece of film that calls for … Continue reading REVIEW: BRITISH SEA POWER – Man Of Aran