British Sea Power – The Decline Of British Sea Power

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


  • Thursday 15th London Garage
  • Saturday 17th Coventry Colosseum
  • Sunday 18th Leeds Josephs Well
  • Monday 19th York Fibbers
  • Tuesday 20th Liverpool University
  • Wednesday 21st Manchester Life Café
  • Friday 23rd Oxford Zodiac
  • Saturday 24th Tunbridge Wells Forum
  • Sunday 25th Leicester Sumo
  • Tuesday 27th Newcastle University
  • Wednesday 28th Glasgow King Tuts
  • Thursday 29th Aberdeen Lava
  • Saturday 31st Mansfield Town Mill


  • Tuesday 24th Shepherd’s Bush Empire (TBC, supporting Interpol)


  • Sat/Sun 19/20thTruck Festival, Oxfordshire Label : Rough Trade Records

    Release Date : 2 June 2003

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  • Men Together Today
  • Apologies To Insect Life
  • Favours In The Beetroot Fields
  • Something Wicked
  • Remember Me
  • Fear Of Drowning
  • The Lonely
  • Carrion
  • Blackout
  • Lately
  • A Wooden Horse

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