Local indie treasures British Sea Power love an alternative venue, and this time around they’ve plumped for Lewes’ Con Club, 14th December.
The Brighton/Cumbria/Isle of Skye favourites, British Sea Power, will be performing a special show in aid of Brighton-based young homeless charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary and MIND, on Friday 12th October, at Patterns, Brighton.
There are few finer feelings than returning home to celebrate good times with friends, and so it was tonight at a heaving Concorde 2. British Sea Power have earned a huge cult following ever since 2003’s debut The Decline Of British Sea Power marked them out as worthy successors to the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen with their artful take on indie-rock. As the years have gone by, the Brighton band has continued to tread their own path, never doing anything overtly commercial yet finding a strong audience with every new move. Tonight marked a great way to wrap up the end of another national tour in support of last year’s fantastic Let The Dancers Inherit The Party.
For those who have been living in the Brighton area this last decade you’ll probably have come across British Sea Power, a quintessential INDIE band in the old fashioned sense of the word, purveyors of non-mainstream guitar based music that generally paddles its own canoe, never quite following the diktats of current fashion or flavours; where virtuosity is not a pre-requisite of authenticity or quality. Alternative is perhaps an appropriate single word summation of this band who have dabbled successfully in the sub-genres of punk, lo-fi, noise pop, post-rock and melodic rock whilst managing to stay within the general confines of what we know as pop and rock.