Only one week until British Sea Power play Princess Pavilion in Falmouth

Want to see the 'best band in Britain'? Next week will be your chance!

Want to see the 'best band in Britain'? Next week will be your chance!

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It’s only one week until the ‘best band in Britain’ British Sea Power land on Cornish soil to play the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on Wednesday 16 April.

This show also features the hotly tipped new Falmouth act Pastel Colours as special guests and is a show not to be missed.

In 2013, ten years on from their debut album, British Sea Power are hitting their stride.

New album Machineries Of Joy is a creative high, a superbly composed, multi-stylistic tour de force. Beautifully mechanised rhythms sits alongside wind-blasted Brontë-rock cinematics.

A recent poll of BBC 6Music listeners – on the most important hundred tracks of the station’s lifetime – placed the British Sea Power track Remember Me at number nine, just above Radiohead, just below Johnny Cash. It’s a placing that indicates both the band’s longevity and the deeply dedicated nature of their audience.

BSP have enjoyed a diverse array of cultural endorsement. David Bowie, Lou Reed, Jarvis Cocker, Radiohead, Bill Oddie, the National Maritime Museum, Bill Bailey, Jeremy Vine, Julian Cope, Stella Vine, Flaming Lips, Caitlin Moran, Keith Allen, Peter Capaldi, Andrew Weatherall, Grace Dent and Brian Cox have all run up the BSP colours at one time or another.

The first time The Killers ever toured anywhere was supporting BSP in the UK in 2004. After they’d blasted to multi-platinum success the kindly Killers returned the favour by covering all expenses and flying BSP to the US to support them at packed stadiums.

Machineries Of Joy is British Sea Power’s fifth album – seventh including film soundtracks. The album was worked up in the Berwyn mountains in north Wales and recorded in Brighton with the engineer Dan Swift, produced by British Sea Power.

In an extremely short space of time Pastel Colours have become hot property. The release of debut single 'Hands Like Silk' has seen national tastemakers such as Xfm and BBC 6 Music clambering to get in on the action.

Although only formed earlier this year the band are already making waves on the sea of psychedelic music that’s out there at the moment. Second single ‘She can’t decide’ was recently featured as Lauren Laverne’s MPFree on her BBC6 show.

This will be the band first major Cornish appearance for Pastel Colours and worth the ticket price alone for what looks set to be one of those ‘I was there’ moments.

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