The Brighton based British Sea Power is foursome, namely Yan on vocals/guitar, Hamilton on bass, Noble on guitar and Wood on drums. They have been doing the rounds for a little while now, slowly building their fan base and quietly releasing singles. It has got to the point where their debut album is almost upon us.
On playing this album the initially impressive opening chords of ‘Men Together Today’ subside and give way to the earnest indie rock of British Sea Power. There are musical nods to the Smiths and Bowie and a hundred other bands of the 80’s and 90’s. There isn’t anything to really get your teeth into though. ‘The Decline Of British Sea Power’ washes over without even leaving a little scum to show it was there. It’s an ok listen if you are concentrating on something else but doesn’t really hold my attention.
British Sea Power are on tour
Release Date : 2 June 2003
Website : www.britishseapower.co.uk/