Foden's feature on British Sea Power Album

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 13 November 2015


sea of brassBritish Sea Power are an indie rock band and the wide-ranging nature of their material has led critics to liken their sound to a variety of groups, from The Cure and Joy Division to the Pixies and Arcade Fire. The band are famed for their live performances, the unusual lyrical content of their songs and the adventurous choice of locations for some of their shows.

The Decline of British Sea Power, the band's first album, was released in June 2003 to critical acclaim. A single from the album, "Carrion", became the band's first Top 40 single. The album only charted in the lower reaches of the UK Album Chart but turned out to be a word-of-mouth success, selling well over 60,000 copies in the following two years.

The follow-up, Open Season, was released in early April 2005, and also enjoyed wide critical praise. It showcased a more accessible, produced sound and charted at No. 13 in the UK Albums Chart. The lead single, "It Ended on an Oily Stage'' charted at No. 18 in the UK Singles Chart a week earlier.

On 14 January 2008, their third-album Do You Like Rock Music ? was released in the UK and was a UK Top 10 success. Do You Like Rock Music ? was also announced as one of the nominees for the 2008 Mercury Prize. 

Since 2008 the band have been bust touring across the world with numerous tv and radio appearances.

In January Foden's were invited to perform on their latest album 'Sea of Brass' which has now been released. Already the albim is receiving critical acclaim and Foden's are presently in talks with BSP over a number of concerts next year across the country.

Please enjoy the preview tracks below...

British Sea Power YouTube Channel 

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell