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Spearmint Rhino
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BRITISH SEA POWER
Press release
26 June 2007

*BSP shows in Lincs, Cambs, Wilts.
*Low-key concert slots preview Autumn LP.

British Sea Power are concentrating their summer touring activity on the renowned Lincs-Cambs-Wilts triangle.

BSP are confirmed for the following UK events.

Fri 20 July
Engine Shed, Lincoln University, Brayford Pool, Lincoln.
Tickets from the Engine Shed ticket office (Tel: 0871 4244555). Booking fee and postage charge applies.

Sat 1 Sept
LodeStar Festival, Sunnyridge Farm, Lode, near Cambridge.
Over-16s only.
Tickets at: kiosk4.ts.com/k?v=lodestar

Sun 16 Sept
End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire
Tickets from: www.endoftheroadfestival.com

These apperances serve as advance heralds for the third BSP album - ‘Now That’s What I Call World War One Joy Division’ - which is scheduled for October.

BSP are currently working on a new merchandise range with Anya Hindmarch, originator of the revolutionary non-plastic ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’ bag. The Hindmarch/BSP range will include soap, an amphibious vehicle and a bag with the legible slogan ‘I’m Not An All-Metal Turboprop Airliner’.

I was relatively underwhelmed by their second album, so I await this one with cautious optimism.

I'm guessing the alleged album title is a gag, which is kind of a pity really...

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BSP were totally ace at the End of the Road festival last year. i was hoping to go along this year to the festival, but cos i slagged off Badly Drawn Boy, i think the organisers aint talking to me.
its a gorgeous location. quite idylic.

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Yeah, I didn't go a bundle on the second album either. When I saw them live at the time they were still doing that 15-minute version of Lately, which is a bit of a drag after you've seen it a few times. And they need to stop the bass player singing, though it feels like kicking a puppy to say so.
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Why do people at their shows always hold up tree branches, twigs etc?
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BSP decorate the stage with them, and the fans follow suit.
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I really liked the second album. They should bring back Club Sea Power though.

Also, I'm glad they've got rid of the guy from Brakes. His "going into the crowd banging a big bass drum" thing almost gave me a panic attack once, although in fairness that might have been the mushrooms.

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Hahaha. I like Eamon. He's ace.
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He went to my school, which added to the overall, er, affect.
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I love and believe in this band. I like both their albums equally. Their b-sides are often cracking, too. Check out 'The Smallest Church in Sussex' if you can find it anywhere.

The new album's been recorded in Montreal at the studio where all the Constellation Records stuff is done, which excites me if no-one else.

All that said, I've never much enjoyed them live. There's none of the creeping paranoia of 'Decline of...' stuff- it disappears beneath loads of celebratory bluster. The newer songs fare better but still lose a certain something. And much as I love 15 minute noise jams, I just don't think BSP are particularly good at them.

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I'm a relative newcomer to this lot, and am getting into them more and more. So far I think they're great. They seem to have started off quite rocky, and then gone somewhat arty, which I prefer. Is my synopsis correct?
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BSP are currently working on a new merchandise range with Anya Hindmarch, originator of the revolutionary non-plastic ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’ bag. The Hindmarch/BSP range will include soap, an amphibious vehicle and a bag with the legible slogan ‘I’m Not An All-Metal Turboprop Airliner’.
Good gawd.
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That may also be their little joke.
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I'd have said they've got less arty. The first album was all over the place: noisy Pixies-esque rackets, dreamy but paranoid pop and a 10 minute plus noise epic for good measure. Their second album consists of pop songs, even if they are pop songs about melting ice sheets, standing in fields and such like.
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Does anyone here like The Brakes?
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So have they relocated to Brighton? If so, that's an appropriate move. From the bucolic nightmare of Cumbria to the comely shores of the south coast, they bestride the entire country like a wide-stanced rock lighthouse. They should play a Brighton gig one night and a Seascale gig the next morning.

Anyway, I'm off to see them for the first time when they play Kendal later in the month.

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