British Sea Power announce new album, tour dates
By Andy Malt | Published on Friday 6 January 2017
British Sea Power have announced that they will release their first album for four years, ‘Let The Dancers Inherit The Party’, on 31 Mar.
“[The album] was made to a background of politicians perfecting the art of unabashed lying, of social-media echo chambers, of click-bait and electronic Tonka Toys to keep us entertained and befuddled”, says guitarist Martin Noble. “All this can easily make the individual feel futile. But I think we’ve ended up addressing this confusion in an invigorating way, rather than imprisoning the listener in melancholy”.
He continues: “Musically, it’s our most direct album and maybe the first one where we maintain a coherent mood from start to finish. Perhaps a little clarity isn’t a bad thing at this point. There wasn’t a plan to create an album with any particular subject matter but we’ve kind of ended up with a case of ‘think global, act local’ – an album where individuals are dealing with their domestic and personal lives against a background of uncontrollable international lunacy”.
The band have also announced that they will tour the UK in April. Here are the dates:
6 Apr: Bristol, Trinity
7 Apr: Leeds, Church
8 Apr: Newcastle, Riverside
9 Apr: Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
11 Apr: Manchester, Ritz
12 Apr: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
13 Apr: Birmingham, Academy 2