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Spearmint Rhino
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Relocated? BSP have always been Brighton-based. (Since anyone heard of them, anyway.)

They're playing a showcase gig at the Czech embassy next Monday.

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I really like their first two albums, and I absolutely love Godspeed and pretty much everything that's been recorded at the Hotel 2 Tango. But this new album underwhelms me massively. Their eccentric nuances seemed to have been swept away in a great wave of Arcade Fire-esque euphoria.
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My name is Mumpo
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[Consults The Oracle, A.K.A. Wikipedia]

Ah. Whenever I see them mentioned in the press, it says they're from Kendal or Cumbria.

Listening to 'Waving Flags' is having a remarkable effect on me. You know when you were pre-pubescent and you saw a slightly salacious picture of a lady, say in a mail order catalogue or the pages of Jackie, and you had a 'funny feeling' downstairs that you couldn't explain, that made you feel nice but slightly worried you too, and that you weren't yet capable of transforming into proper desire? Well, that. In a good way.

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The Horse
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The singer, his bass-playing brother and the drummer grew up in Kendal, but as a band they've always been Brighton-based, in that their early gigs/club nights were held there. Although they actually live in Lewes.
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Nico Rijnders
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Are you sure? At least two of them lived in Kemptown (in Brighton) for ages.
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The Horse
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Ah, er, admittedly this is based on a conversation that I think of as quite recent but was actually four and a half years ago now. Certainly when they moved to Sussex, they moved to Lewes.

Based on the five tracks I've illegally downloaded so far, Do You Like Rock Music? sounds a good deal more interesting than Open Season.

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Anyone considering blagging their way into the Czech Embassy gig ought to be told that I got it wrong: it's this Thursday.
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It always takes me ages to get in to BSP albums, but hopefully by this time next year I can honestly say whether I like 'Do You Like Rock Music?' or not.
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Anyone know where you can get tickets to the Czech Embassy show?
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quote:
Does anyone here like The Brakes?
Porcupine Or Pineapple from the last album is the best 66 seconds of punk rock ever recorded.

Much the rest of their stuff I could happily leave though.

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The Horse
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Ah, this is much more like it. Hamilton's come up with this mimsy but pleasant House Of Love-type reverbed thing, and someone's said, "Hmmm. What that needs is us shouting 'EASY! EASY!' all over it, like football hooligans." Works for me.

British Sea Power - No Lucifer

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Brakes, saw them supporting B&S on the Life Pursuit tour and bought their first album on the strength of their live shows.

Not something I play often, if ever, to be honest, but fun, I suppose.

BSP are a band I always think I'll like more than I do.

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On the basis of the track the horse hesentit it sounds like a stunning return to form to me.
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'No Lucifer' is brilliant- the best thing on there by far. At once a thing of wonderful bombast and delicate beauty. Elsewhere, I rather feel the bombast and delicacy have welded together in an unremarkable mush.
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No Lucifer does seem to be the standout. He says, having listened to half the album twice.

FH, you know all about big instrumentals. What do you make of The Great Skua?

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