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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

TOC == History =

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...

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

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