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British Sea Power

"British Sea Power" are a four-man indie rock band based in Brighton, England. They have a sweeping, often epic, guitar pop sound, often compared to that of Echo & the Bunnymen and The Smiths. The vocals owe much to David Bowie and on some songs the post-punk influence of Joy Division is clear. The band is comprised of:

* Yan - Vocals, guitar

* Noble - Guitar

* Hamilton - Bass, vocals, guitar

* Wood - Drums

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British Sea Power's 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 Woody 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 ...

years active 2000–present
origin Brighton, England, United Kingdom
music genre Indie rock, Post-punk revival
current members Yan
Noble
Hamilton
Wood
past members Eamon (2002-2005)
website britishseapower.co.uk
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia