There is nothing more annoying when you are review a song than to think “That really sounds like… Oh, yer man with the voice just like that with a band who play that kind of music. Big in the eighties, who were they…” especially when the band in question escapes you for DAYS.
It was Echo & The Bunnymen. This has the air of ‘Killing Moon’ about it, especially the chorus. The languid and depressed vocals are the same in both cases, the guitars that mirror the vocalist add to the effect hugely. Despite, and possibly because, of this similarity I found myself liking this BSP single far more than their previous material. Even if I was singing along the wrong words.
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British Sea Power’s second album, Open Season, will be released on 4th April and tour the UK in April. Dates as follows:
Wed 6 Bristol Anson Rooms
Thu 7 Birmingham Academy
Fri 8 Leeds Blank Canvas
Sat 9 Edinburgh Liquid Room
Sun 10 Manchester Academy 2
Mon 11 Norwich Waterfront
Wed 13 London Forum
Label : Rough Trade
Release Date : 21 March 2005
Website : www.britishseapower.co.uk