Wednesday, November 14, 2007

British Sea Power

Brighton-based indie-rock band British Sea Power released their 5-track Krankenhaus? in downloadable form last month, with the hardcopy arriving in less than a week. Their next full-album Do You Like Rock Music? is scheduled for release in early 2008. Atom and Down on the Ground will then appear on the 2008 full album as well.

Lead-singer-songwriter Yan explained the meaning of Atom in a press release: It's kind of about how over analysis leads to more questions than answers, whether with relationships or quantum theory. He shared with The Tripwire a list of bands he used to listen to: The Pixies, Julian Cope, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division...

Apologies To Insect Life from their first full-album The Decline of British Sea Power echoes the familiar spastic scraping electric guitar heard in songs by the Pixies.

Sea Power is more often compared to 70s-era Joy Division, while the former has a sound dominated by electric guitars, rather than by keyboard.

Yan's brother Hamilton contributes about one-third of the songs. He described to The Tripwire how the band had better equipment in the studio to lay out tracks with. There were lots of nice machines. Proper ones... Sea Power also had engineering help to polish their sound.

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