British Sea Power return in February for a date at The Spring & Airbrake Belfast on Friday 18th February to celebrate the release of their latest LP Valhalla Dancehall.
BSPâ€™s inventive live shows have become a latterday rock institution. Atop the Great Wall Of China. At Londonâ€™s Natural History Museum and Czech Embassy. On the Scilly Isles and on Arctic islets.
Down a Cornish slate mine and at the Chelsea Flower Show. On ships at sea and deep in Polish forests.
BSP have been acknowledged by the great institutions: David Bowie, the National Maritime Museum, Jarvis Cocker, the British Horseracing Authority.
They are a band who tour giant American stadiums with old pals The Killers, but a band who also make singles with ancient West Country hitmakers The Wurzels.
BSP are a band who play forests and giant rock halls as specially requested guests ofÂ The Flaming Lips, The Strokes and Pulp.
But theyâ€™re also a band who stage their album launch parties in remote Sussex pubs where their own special guests are The Copper Family, a clan of Sussex folk singers whoâ€™ve been going for 200 years. No other band did this. Most likely no other band could.
If BSP are a band where dreams become real, this effect is unlikely to dim with their new album. Valhalla Dancehall is a record that moves from concise electronic pop to nine-minute solemnity to swaggering thug-glam.
Lyrical subject matter includes local libraries, indigenous societies, the Dame Vera Lynn Celebrity Clay Pigeon Shoot and the party to which everyone is invited.
Valhalla Dancehall is a record that suggests BSPâ€™s cupboard remains full of medieval armoured gloves. Again a gauntlet is thrown down.
British Sea Power play The Spring & Airbrake on Friday 18th February. Tickets are on sale this Tuesday at 9am.
In person: From 22 Ticketmaster outlets province wide (Including Easons) / Katy Dalyâ€™s Bar
24hr hotlines: Tel: (NI) 0844 277 44 55 (ROI) 0818 719 300
Buy online: www.cdcleisure.net