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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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