British Sea Power



British Sea Power’s new, fifth album ‘Machineries Of Joy’ will be released on 1st April 2013 on Rough Trade Records. The album release will be accompanied by a full UK tour, dates of which are below.


‘Machineries Of Joy’ was written in the Berwyn mountains in north Wales and recorded in Brighton with Dan Smith and mixer Ken Thomas (David Bowie, Sigur Ros). “We’d like to think the album is warm and restorative,” says  singer Yan. “Various things are touched on in the words – Franciscan monks, ketamine, French female bodybuilders turned erotic movie stars. The world often seems a mad, hysterical place at the moment. You can’t really be oblivious to that, but we’d like the record to be an antidote –  a nice game of cards in pleasant company.”


Following the album release British Sea Power will play the following UK dates:


Thurs 4 April – Exeter Phoenix

Fri 5 April – Birmingham Library

Sat 6 April – Newcastle University

Sun 7 April – Glasgow Oran Mor

Tues 9 April – Leeds Met University

Weds 10 April  – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Thurs 11 April – Manchester Gorilla

Sun 14 April – Cardiff Coal Exchange

Mon 15 April – Portsmouth Wedgewood

Tues 16 April – Norwich Waterfront

Weds 17 April – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire


Tickets for the above dates are on sale now from the band’s website, where fans can also pre-order the album at the same time:


The first 500 people to order the album will receive a limited-edition bonus CD with new recordings in some unique artwork by the band.

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