British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party

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Let The Dancers Inherit The Party is the tenth album by English indie rock band British Sea Power, released in March 2017 by Golden Chariot Records.

British Sea Power are an indie rock band based in Brighton, East Sussex, England, although three of the band members originally come from Kendal, Cumbria, England. British Sea Power's members are Jan Scott Wilkinson (vocals, guitar), Martin Noble (guitar), Neil Hamilton Wilkinson (bass guitar, vocals, guitar), Matthew Wood (drums), Phil Sumner (cornet, keyboards), Abi Fry (viola) and Eamon Hamilton (keyboards, vocals, percussion, guitar).

The wide-ranging nature of their material has led critics to liken their sound to a variety of groups, from The Cure and Joy Division to the Pixies and Arcade Fire. The band are famed for their live performances, the unusual lyrical content of their songs and the adventurous choice of locations for some of their shows.

After scoring a documentary on the role of the ocean in English culture and consciousness (2013's From The Sea To The Land Beyond) and collaborating with a traditional U.K. brass band (2015's Sea Of Brass), one could have been excused for thinking British Sea Power had gotten out of the business of playing rock & roll. But as part of their formula of periodic stylistic change, they've circled back around to their trademark variety of U.K. indie rock.

Let The Dancers Inherit The Party finds them in energetic and engaging form, delivering some of their most purely pleasurable work in years. The title is a fine and witty reflection of the album's balance of pop-infused rock and studied English cool, and most of the time this music finds British Sea Power sounding upbeat, but not so much so that they seem forced or pandering.

On "Bad Bohemian", "Don't Let The Sun Get In The Way", and "What You're Doing", their blend of post-punk and Brit-pop has a playful edge, with the guitars of Martin Noble and Yan Scott Wilkinson ringing out over the melodies, while the dance rhythms of "Keep On Trying (Sechs Freunde)" reveal the band members' welcome sense of humour about their relative level of sexiness. 

British Sea Power learned a lot about the value of atmosphere while working on their more offbeat projects, and they've been able to incorporate that knowledge into numbers like "The Voice Of Ivy Lee", "Praise For Whatever", and the spare but powerful closing piece, "Alone Piano", which spotlights the contributions of Abi Fry on viola and Phil Sumner on keyboards.

Throughout Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, British Sea Power deliver music that's full of both passion and intelligence, with their cleverness actually powering the tunes instead of weighing them down. This album incorporates nearly all of the many facets that make British Sea Power memorable, and it's possibly their strongest overall effort.

Check out the tracks: “Bad Bohemian” and “Keep On Trying (Sechs Freunde)”. 

This LP record is on black vinyl with a printed inner sleeve and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

(602557392289)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Intro

0:29

A2

Bad Bohemian

3:16

A3

International Space Station

4:28

A4

What You’re Doing

3:58

A5

The Voice Of Ivy Lee

4:10

A6

Keep On Trying (Sechs Freunde)

4:15

A7

Electrical Kittens

5:07

B1

Saint Jerome

4:35

B2

Praise For Whatever

5:52

B3

Want To Be Free

3:47

B4

Don’t Let The Sun Get In The Way

3:39

B5

Alone Piano

5:11

SKU 602557392289
Record Label Golden Chariot Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number GCR017V
Country UK - United Kingdom
Release Date (Year) 31 March 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 31 March 2017
Barcode # 602557392289
Shipping Weight 0.2850kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Format VINYL LP

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