British Sea Power

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: seen live indie indie rock british alternative rock britpop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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Brighton, England-based art rock band formed in 1999 by Yan (Yan Wilkinson; vocals/guitar), his brother Hamilton (b. Neil Hamilton Wilkinson; bass/vocals), Noble (b. Martin Noble; guitar), and Wood (b. Matthew Wood; drums). The brothers and Wood first met while at school in their native Lake District, and Yan met up with Noble while they were studying at Reading University. Hamilton and Wood joined the others in Reading to form British Air Power, although by the start of 2000 the quartet had changed their name to British Sea Power and relocated to Brighton. Forming part of the town’s resurgent music scene alongside bands such as the Electric Soft Parade and Clearlake, the quartet steadily built up a fanbase through their ‘Club Sea Power’ nights. Their live shows saw them dressed in military uniforms and performing surrounded by stuffed animals and foliage, creating a suitable backdrop for their idiosyncratic music. They made their recording debut in...

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