British Sea Power announce new album, UK tour


British Sea Power have announced the release of a new album in April, when they plan to embark on a lengthy UK tour.

Machineries Of Joy‘ follows 2011’s ‘Valhalla Dancehall‘ on April 1st through Rough Trade after being written and recorded in north Wales and Brighton.

“We’d like to think the album is warm and restorative,” singer Yan comments. “Various things are touched on in the words – Franciscan monks, ketamine, French female bodybuilders-turned-erotic movie stars. The world often seems a mad, hysterical place at the moment. You can’t really be oblivious to that, but we’d like the record to be an antidote – a nice game of cards in pleasant company.”

The UK tour kicks off in Exeter shortly after the album’s release on April 4th, and includes a Scottish date in Glasgow and Welsh date in Cardiff on the 7th and 14th respectively. A final show arrives on April 17th at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

Tour dates:

Exeter Phoenix (4)
Birmingham Library (5)
Newcastle University (6)
Glasgow Oran Mor (7)
Leeds Met University (9)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (10)
Manchester Gorilla (12)
Cardiff Coal Exchange (14)
Portsmouth Wedgewood (15)
Norwich Waterfront (16)
London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (17)

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