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Monsters of Sunderland is taken from the fifth studio album by indie-rock sextet British Sea Power. The Brighton-based sextet is comprised of Scott Wilkinson [vocals/guitar], Martin Noble [guitar/keys], Neil Wilkinson [bass/vocals/guitar], Matthew Wood [drums], Abi Fry [violin/keys] and Phil Sumner [keys/guitar]. The record is entitled ‘Machineries of Joy’ and was released on April 01, 2013 via Rough Trade Records. It is availabe on LP, CD, DL and – pretty remarkable – as limited edition cassette including the album’s demo tapes. The band recorded and produced the album in Brighton with engineer Dan Swift, ‘Machineries of Joy’ was mixed by Ken Thomas who has previously worked with musicians such as David Bowie and Sigur Rós. If you wanna make up your own mind about mind about the outcome of this collaboration, head over to The Guardian where the album is exclusively streaming in its entirety. British Sea Power are currently touring the UK with gigs to follow in mainland Europe. Check out the touring schedule below, and watch the official video for the gorgeous title track and first single Machineries of Joy. The bike-tastic clip was made by Clare Tavernor and Angus Sutherland.
01. Machineries of Joy
02. K Hole
03. Hail Holy Queen
04. Loving Animals
05. What You Need The Most
06. Monsters of Sunderland
07. Spring Has Sprung
08. Radio Goddard
09. A Light Above Descending
10. When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Grass
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 06 Apr 2013 // Newcastle, England // Northumbria University
Sun 07 Apr 2013 // Glasgow, Scotland // Oran Mor
Tue 09 Apr 2013 // Leeds, England // Metropolitan University
Wed 10 Apr 2013 // Nottingham, England // Rescue Rooms
Thu 11 + Fri 12 Apr 2013 // Manchester, England // Gorilla
Sun 14 Apr 2013 // Cardiff, Wales // Coal Exchange
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
The Quietus − Reviews: British Sea Power: Machineries of Joy