British Sea Power (UK)
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British Sea Power are a four-man indie rock band based in Brighton, England, although three of the band hail originally from Kendal in Cumbria. Their style encompasses sweeping and often epic guitar pop with more visceral, angular and esoteric noises and instruments. Critics have likened their sound to a variety of groups, from The Cure to Pixies. They have released five albums and a number of EPs (most on Rough Trade) since they formed in 2000. The band is currently comprised of:
- Yan (Jan Scott Wilkinson) - Vocals, guitar
- Noble (Martin Noble) - Guitar
- Hamilton (Neil Hamilton Wilkinson) - Bass, vocals, guitar
- Wood (Matthew Wood) - Drum
Yan, Hamilton and Wood are school friends from Kendal in Cumbria. They were in a number of bands together while at school, but after finishing his exams Yan moved to study at Reading University, where he met guitarist Noble. A few years later Hamilton and Wood moved down to join them and form a band.
They played some gigs and produced a 4 track demo in Reading as British Air Powers, before relocating to Brighton in search of a more vibrant music scene. “British Sea Power” was actually the name of one of these demo tracks, and was eventually reworked into Carrion. In Brighton, BSP amassed a strong local following, due mainly to their own club night called “Club Sea Power”. The club nights featured many different support bands, and other forms of entertainment such as a 1930s fashion show, and were most frequently hosted at the Freebutt and the Lift (the latter has now closed down).
Midi Ocean Festival kicks off in Beijing first:
Beijing live show of British Sea Power hand in hand with Muma & Third Party
August 4th - 7th, Midi will go and organize the 1st Midi Ocean Festival in on the beach of Rizhao City in Shandong Province. This time, Midi will assign the new high priests of british rock, British Sea Power to play on August 5th on the Midi Ocean Festival. As a warm-up show, British Sea Power will enter Beijing's Club Yugongyishan for an special gig together with local festival mates Muma & Third Party.
With refined instrumental parts and amazing vocal lines and hooks, British Sea Power possesses all the powerful secret weapons that are essential for any british rock force. The rocking sixette originated from nothern English Kendal has already become Britain's most promising young band.
Old school friends Yan (vocalist), Hamilton (bassist) and Wood (drummer) formed the foundation of the earliest line up. To seek for more oppurtunities and developement, the band members moved to Brighton and won the hearts of local fans with their hard sound and crazy live shows and signed a record deal with Rough Trade Records which led to their 2005 album "Open Season". This output entered the British album charts at position 17 and climbed up to astonising No. 4.
Guesting on the world's leading festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park, Summer Sonic, Bestival etc., British Sea Power was crowned as the "Best Live Band" by the English "Time Out" magazine in 2004. Also their 2008's album "Do You Like Rock Music?" entered in the British Top10 album charts right away and was therefor nominated for the famous Mercury Prize.
No doubt, British Sea Power will heat up Beijing's summer night even more with their burning live show. And with them, one of the strongest rock forces China has to offer, Muma & Third Party will sure make this very night to be a night to remember for Chinese rock fans! During the Beijing gig on August 3rd, the organizers will choose two fortunated visitors per lucky straw among all sold tickets to present them an 'All-days-ticket' package for the Midi Ocean Festival in Rizhao, Shandong! For all those who cant come to the Beijing show, dont miss these rockers on the Midi Ocean Festival! Both for the Beijing gig on August 3rd and the festival participation on August 5th, British Sea Power will take over and rule!