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British Sea Power play TDK Cross Central Festival

The band will be headlining the Lock Tavern Stage at the TDK Cross Central Festival on Saturday the 28th of August. For full information and ticket details, see the TDK Cross Central website.

Posted on 9th July 2004

More Glastonbury photos

Some photos from Glastonbury 2004 can now be seen on eFestivals {thanks Dan}.

Posted on 7th July 2004

Pre-order new Japan EP

The new Japanese The Spirit Of St. Louis EP can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK.

Posted on 7th July 2004

BSP DJing in Brighton

On the 17th July, British Sea Power will be DJing at ARC in Brighton. Entry is £5, and the fun lasts from 10pm until 3am. {thanks Northern Pete}.

Posted on 5th July 2004

Glastonbury round-up

British Sea Power played the Glastonbury Festival yesterday and reports so far have been very good. There is a review online at Playlouder and Virtual Festivals are hosting some pictures {thanks Dave}.

TV coverage from the BBC has so far been dire when it comes to British Sea Power. The wide-eyed Salty Water observants have been watching around the clock and all we’ve seen are quick glimpses of Hamilton and Yan with Ursine Ultra during the credits. Bastards!

That said, BBC 6 Music has aired 3 songs recorded at the festival. Yesterday, Tom Robinson played new song How Animals Work as well as Carrion and eariler today Steve Lamacq played The Spirit Of St. Louis. Both shows can be heard again online for another week at BBC Glastonbury (click on ‘Listen Again’) but they don’t seem to be working at the moment… hopefully the techies will sort it out soon and I get can some mp3s online for you to download. Bastards.

Edit: All three songs can now be downloaded in mp3 format. Please see the official forum for links.

Posted on 27th June 2004

Brakes at Brighton Rocks!

Brakes, side-project of BSP keyboardist Eamon, will be playing at the Barfly, Camden on the 23rd of July for a special Brighton Rocks! event. Our very own British Sea Power will also be ‘spinning some tunes’. Or something. Tickets are £7 and can be purchased from Ticketweb.

Posted on 24th June 2004

Top 10 Pastoral Pop Songs

The band have written an article for The Independent, listing their top 10 pastoral pop songs.

Posted on 24th June 2004

Isle Of Wight photographs

Some amusing photographs from the Isle Of Wight Festival this year are up on eFestivals.

Posted on 24th June 2004

Japanese EP tracklisting

I have the tracklisting for the forthcoming The Spirit Of St. Louis Japanese EP:

  1. The Spirit Of St. Louis
  2. Strange Communication
  3. A Lovely Day Tomorrow (2004 re-recording)
  4. Zítra Bude Krásný Den
  5. Fakir
  6. No Red Indian
  7. Tugboat

It will also feature the Remember Me video to watch on your computer. It’s released on the 22nd July.

Posted on 16th June 2004

Brighton and Keele gigs

Four new songs were played at The Freebutt gig on Wednesday. These were brand new tracks Mother, To Get To Sleep, the Hamilton-sung Leaving Here and previously aired How Animals Work. I was there and they sound great. That bodes rather well for the next album… speaking of which, Hamilton told me that it would be out “sooner than expected”, but Woody was quoted as saying it won’t be out until next year. Whenever it’s released, it’s going to be good.

The band also played at the Keele University Summer Party the night after (Thu 10th). Reports say that Noble was throwing sandwiches, crisps and the like around the room. Which was nice I’m sure.

Posted on 11th June 2004

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