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The Barfly and HMV

British Sea Power played sets at HMV Records Oxford Street, London and The Barfly, Camden yesterday. Before the Barfly gig, Xfm interviewed the band. Noble mentioned playing the Glastonbury Festival, which clears up the rumours posted here the other day.

“We really want to do Glastonbury,” Noble explained. “But unfortunately, they don’t usually have bands two years in a row so we’ll just take our guitars and play a little tent. Or a burger van. It’s the best festival though, like a little city.”

The gig was recorded and filmed by Xfm, and the audio was broadcast on the station last night. The video will get added to their site soon (I think so anyway). The camera men took quite a battering during Rock In A.

Posted on 5th April 2005


According to a recent Brakes article, British Sea Power and Brakes (Eamon’s snazzy side-project) will be playing this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Tickets are on sale 3rd April.

Update: According to an interview with Noble on Teletext… they’re not playing Glastonbury!

Posted on 30th March 2005

British Sea Power are Number 1

Congratulations to the lads, as they are at #18 in the UK Singles Chart and #1 in the UK Independant Singles Chart with It Ended On An Oily Stage. The dickheads presenting Radio 1’s Chart Show asked you to email them, because they had never heard of British Sea Power. They have now been bombarded with witty, informative and downright abusive e-mails. Feel free to join in the fun:

Posted on 27th March 2005

HMV instore and signing

I have just received this anonymous tip-off via email. There was no name or email address though. If it was you, care to send another and tell me how you know? Thanks.

British Sea Power will be performing live and signing copies of their new album ‘Open Season’ at HMV, 150 Oxford Street on Monday 4th April at 6.00pm.

Edit: is listing the instore, so it looks like it’s right.

Posted on 24th March 2005

BSP play two gigs in Ireland

In June, British Sea Power will play two gigs in Ireland. They play Cypress Avenue in Cork on the 6th June and The Village in Dublin on the 7th. For ticket information, please see the Gigography.

Posted on 22nd March 2005

BSP live in the capital

On Monday (21st March), the day It Ended On An Oily Stage is released, British Sea Power will play an acoustic instore at the Rough Trade record shop in Covent Garden, London. The free event begins at 1pm.

As well as this, the band will be playing The Barfly, Camden, London on the 4th April. The night is part of an Xfm Xposure night. The gig will also be broadcast on Xfm. Tickets are on sale tomorrow (17th March) at 10am, from See Tickets, Ticketweb and from Rough Trade records, Covent Garden (020 7240 0105). They will be available for ten of your English pounds. Totally wicked.

Posted on 16th March 2005

Radio sessions in March

British Sea Power will be playing the following radio sessions later this month:

The sessions, except Mark Radcliffe’s, will be archived online after they are broadcast.

Posted on 11th March 2005

Oily Stage for £4, artwork for free

HMV is selling a bundle of the It Ended On An Oily Stage CD, E-CD and 7" for £4 (inc. UK delivery). They also have the artwork for each of the three formats, which is presented below for nowt:

(It Ended On An Oily Stage CD artwork)(It Ended On An Oily Stage E-CD artwork)(It Ended On An Oily Stage 7quot; artwork)

Posted on 8th March 2005

Oily Stage b-sides

HMV is listing the b-sides for It Ended On An Oily Stage. They are Green Grass Of Tunnel (a Múm cover), When I Go Out, Crystal Horse and Don’t You Want To Be A Bird?, a song of Hamilton’s which was played at the recent High Rocks gig. Full details on the single formats can be found in the Discography.

Posted on 3rd March 2005

BSP in the NME

British Sea Power are in this week’s NME with a 2-page spread on the recent gigs at High Rocks and Grasmere. Feel free to take a trip down to your local newsagents and carefully remove the pages from the magazine, before quietly leaving. As well as the article, the NME’s website is running a competition to win tickets to a date on the April UK Tour. All you have to do is suggest a worthwhile replacement for Eamon’s tin helmet, which was recently auctioned in aid of MHA Care. If your suggestion is fitting, as well as winning tickets to a concert you will also get to go on stage and present Gypo with his brand new headwear. Please suggest something good: have you seen what he’s wearing at the moment? {thanks Justin}

Posted on 23rd February 2005

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