Entries tagged with: British Sea Power
by Klaus Kinski
For those keeping score, your man Klaus has played drums in many many unpopular and unsignable bands since 1991. I've dragged my 1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 4 piece kit (2nd rack tom not shown) with 1965 Gretsch snare (all of which were purchased in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts for $175) from one end of the earth (the Northeast) to the other (the Midwest mostly) hundreds of times. 'Tis a gorgeous kit, in phenomenal condition, and I have endured hundreds if not millions of compliments regarding it's eye-watering beauty. I am a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. And I'm a man who appreciates a man who appreciates a nice set of drums. Therefore, I am a man who appreciates this wonderful compilation video featuring the great David Letterman appreciating his various musical guest's gear, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, drums. The video, and a list of who is in it, including GBV, Feist, Beirut, James Blake, The Strokes, Mastodon, St. Vincent, and many many more, is below. Behold!
Folliage-loving indie rockers British Sea Power are set to return with Machineries of Joy which is out April 2 digitally (a week later in physical formats) on the band's longtime home of Rough Trade. That' the cover art above. It's the Brighton, UK band's sixth album and first since 2011's Valhalla Dancehall. You can listen to the album's title track (and check out the track list) below.
A Classic Education at BV-CMJ 2009 (by Bill Pearis)
Bologna's A Classic Education will hop the pond to join the throngs at SXSW before hopping on tour with fellow Europeans British Sea Power who have expanded their previously announced trek to now include three NYC-area dates instead of just one.
The first date of the tour will no longer be 3/22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets), but instead 3/21 at Maxwells in Hoboken (no tickets yet), and the tour now ends 4/21 at Bowery Ballroom! Tickets for the new Manhattan show go on Amex Presale Wednesday at noon, and regular sale 48 hours later.
All tour dates and some videos below...
DOWNLOAD: British Sea Power - "Who's In Control?" (MP3)
The new LP by British Sea Power, Valhalla Dancefloor, is out now via Rough Trade. Download "Who's In Control?" from that record above. After a string of dates in the UK, BSP will hit the road on a North American tour that kicks off in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/22. Tickets for that show go on sale on 1/21 at noon.
All tour dates and the new video for "Living Is So Easy" are both below.
And this year's nominees are:
Adele - 19Which album "album from the United Kingdom or Ireland" did they miss this year? Last year the award went to Klaxons and the year before that it went to Arctic Monkeys who were also nominated last year which makes Alex Turner 3 for 3.
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial - Untrue
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle - Shine
Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee Deep In The North Sea
Rachel Unthank - The Bairns
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
Will Burial win it this year? Roni Size won in 1997. He beat Ok Computer that year. In fact, Radiohead has never won. This year is the fourth time they're nominated. Maybe they'll finally give it to them.
British Sea Power @ MHOW - May 11, 2008 (more by allan)
Thurston Moore & Nancy Garcia @ No Fun Fest 2008 (more by Seth Tisue)
tonight in NYC & NJ
* Dandi Wind @ Knitting Factory
* The Swell Season @ Radio City Music Hall
* Joey Ramone's Birthday Bash at Irving Plaza
* The Mary Onettes & Blacklist @ Mercury Lounge
* British Sea Power & Jeffrey Lewis @ Maxwell's
* Los Campesinos & Titus Andronicus @ Bowery Ballroom
* Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra @ Music Hall
The Mary Onettes are from Sweden, are on tour, are not twee, and also playing Union Hall on May 23rd.
Check out more pictures and stuff from last night's Beirut show.
Another big show that happened this weekend was Hercules and Love Affair at Studio B. Video from that below...
DOWNLOAD: Jeffrey Lewis - End Result (MP3)
Jeffrey Lewis @ Club DeVille, BV_SXSW 2008 (Adam Schatz)
If you're going to see British Sea Power and The Rosebuds at Bowery Ballroom tonight (Saturday) or Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow Sunday) or anywhere else this month including Maxwell's on May 19th, make sure to get there early to see a great show by Jeffrey Lewis (with or without band depending on the show). All dates below....
* Eamon Hamilton of British Sea Power performs solo tonight (saturday March 1st) at Galapagos w/ Titus Andronicus (and Crystal Stilts)
* Matthew Friedberger of Fiery Furnaces and Doug Gillard of Guided by Voices perform solo sets at Don Pedro's tonight w/ Times New Viking
* Dean & Britta of Luna are playing Bowery Ballroom tonight w/ Keren Ann
* Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is playing Webster Hall tonight w/ Roky Erickson
* members of Arcade Fire are playing a free show in Ohio soon.
An ambulance was called out to British Sea Power's Leeds gig last night (January 23) after a 12 foot fall floored over-exuberant cornet player Phil Sumner.Don't worry, Phil is doing okay. In fact, BSP have already played more shows since the incident. That includes their televesion appearance on Later with Jools Holland. Check out the videos of that at the end of this post.
According to reports, Sumner plunged 12 feet after he'd climbed an amp stack during the encore of 'A Rock'. The hapless musician decided to jump off but instead of landing on his feet he ended up chinning himself. The result was unconsciousness and a nasty cut.
He was then rushed to hospital by ambulance.
Suffering concussion, a broken molar and stitches to his chin, it's anticpated that Sumner will make a full recovery. How attractive he finds leaping from amps in future is anybody's guess.
This isn't the first example of ill health to have struck the band. Drummer Woody is currently recovering after slipping his disc while using a dustpan and brush. [XFM]
British Sea Power's new album Do You Like Rock Music? is out this week (in US/Canada). You can listen to the whole thing at MySpace or Spinner. Then catch them live on one of the many shows they're playing in North American from February 25th-May 18th. That includes some dates with Colourmusic, others with 1900's, SXSW, and a final leg with the Rosebuds. NYC shows are (with the Rosebuds) at Bowery Ballroom on May 10th and Music Hall of Williamsburg the day after that - no tickets yet. All tour dates (and those videos) below.....
British Sea Power just played around here in October, and they'll probably be back some time this year, but in the meantime they just announced some February and March dates that include the West Coast, Noise Pop and SXSW. Their new album is out in February. All dates below....
"Do You Like Rock Music" is out out Feb 12, 2008 on Rough Trade....
That's right - Kelly of the Rosebuds does more than sing and make you dance. Catch her doing standup in NYC this Thursday - December 6th @ 8pm @ Comix: Smiletime with Shawn and Sean: A super fun free show hosted by Sean O'Connor and Shawn Pearlman. Yeah! All dates, and news about a Pixies tribute album, below....
British Sea Power are among the bands visting the U.S. for CMJ this year. They'll play an undisclosed NYC location on October 18th, and at least four other east coast shows while they're here....