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    • WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008

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    I've wanted to post about far flung brit-rockers British Sea Power for a while, and today is the day. I know I keep harping on the whole "underwater rock" thing, so I'll spare you the metaphor. Besides, these guys are sea power. They float on the surface, maybe even with a motor. There is a lot of space in their tunes, so I guess a wide-open body of water is a good place to start when describing them. The name really says it all; they love the south of England and the sea, and they certainly sound like it.

    Unfortunately for us in NYC, they just wrapped up their North American tour in Hoboken. But for the rest of you: they'll be back in the UK all summer with their dirty joke telling and obsession with their band name (their shows typically consist of, beyond the music, offensive witticisms and giant naval flags). These salty brits still have a sound to be reckoned with; even if their name is hilariously appropriate. "We're all waving flags..." Yeah, you are. To honor their British-ness, I left the tour dates UK style.

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    British Sea Power on Tour
    29/05/08 Barcelona - Primavera Sound
    18/06/08 Morecambe - The Dome
    19/06/08 Edinburgh - Edinburgh Film Festival
    20/06/08 Neuhausen ob Eck - Southside Festival
    22/06/08 Scheebel - Hurricane Festival
    28/06/08 Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts
    29/06/08 Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts
    05/07/08 Port Lympne - Z008 Festival
    12/07/08 Dublin - Oxegen Festival
    13/07/08 Balado - T in the Park
    18/07/08 Southwold - Latitude Festival
    19/07/08 Salacgraiva - Positivus AB Festival
    02/08/08 Stockton-on-Tees - Riverside Festival
    03/08/08 Kendal - Kendal Calling
    09/08/08 Myslowice - Off Festival
    11/08/08 Prague - Roxy Fest
    23/08/08 Reading Festival
    24/08/08 Leeds Festival
    13/09/08 End of the Road Festival
    02/10/08 Brighton - Corn Exchange
    03/10/08 Southampton - University
    05/10/08 Cambridge - The Junction
    06/10/08 Bristol - Academy
    07/10/08 Birmingham - Academy
    08/10/08 Newcastle - University
    10/10/08 Dundee - Fat Sams
    11/10/08 Glasgow - ABC
    12/10/08 Manchester - Ritz
    13/10/08 Leeds - Metropolitan University
    15/10/08 Oxford - Regal
    17/10/08 London - The Roundhouse

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