Most bands don’t get around to putting out one album per year, but in 2013 British Sea Power have managed two – the soundtrack to From The Sea To The Land Beyond (which they performed live at the Duke of Yorks earlier this year and released a week ago), and Machineries of Joy, hailed as both a mature album and one of their best. The single of the same name appeared in March and is the ninth door in our advent calendar:
I would love to say that we had a stream of the new British Sea Power album on Brighton Music Blog. The bad news is that we don’t have that much clout. The good news is that The Guardian do. Click on this link to hear the new album in full before it’s released next Monday!
It’s been a while since we’ve done a round up of some of the latest videos we’ve spotted, so here’s a few to watch on this chilly Sunday night.
First up is Nimmo and the Gauntletts new single Change. The video was directed by Agyness Deyn, more well known for being in front of the camera than behind it. Agyness played the track on 6Music, and the band tweeted her asking her to appear their next video. She went one better and directed the video for them!
Then we have The Beautiful Word, who’ve just headed out on tour. They’re playing Brighton on Thursday night at The Hope. This is the animated video for their track May Not Be Love, which will be on their album Particles which is coming out later this year.
Here’s the video for Debbie Does Drugs by The Bobby McGees. This is one of the tracks from their upcoming album Je Vien Rechcher Mes, and is an opportunity to see Jimmy McGee without his trademark beard!
Next up Monsters Build Mean Robots with the video for their new track A Town Called Tourettes:
Professor Elemental‘s new single is called This is My Horse (show me yours). You can buy it over on his bandcamp page, and watch the video here:
British Sea Power‘s new album Machineries of Joy is out a week tomorrow (1st April). Before that they’re playing a sold out show at the Old Market, and have released a video for the title track:
Finally, here’s a video from the Nordic Giants gig at the Pavilion Theatre last month. This is Glass Skinned Girl, which is the b-side to the band’s new single Speed The Crow’s nest. Nordic Giants are playing up in London next month, and there’s still one or two tickets for the early show (which you can buy here).
British Sea Power have announced details of their new album, Machineries of Joy. It’s out on 1st April, on Rough Trade. The first 500 people to order the album from the band’s website also get a limited edition bonus cd too.
The band have also announced a whole bunch of tour dates which we aren’t going to include because a) there’s no Brighton date*, and b) that would be lazy churnalism – that’s why we also haven’t included the deliberately provocative quote about the lyrics that seems to have been included every other article we’ve seen about the album.
What those articles haven’t mentioned (probably because it’s not in the press release) is that the title track previously featured on one of the exclusive EPs that they sold at last year’s gigs. Here’s a live taste of it that we found on YouTube:
*weren’t we spoiled enough with all the Krankenhaus gigs last year?