Thursday, May 7, 2009
Not only is British Sea Power's music well-thought out, but so are the stages they play on, often decorated with foliage and plastic birds. Their songs really are a visual experience themselves, playing images of overexposed sky again murky waters and distorted trees—but everything is beautiful. It's pop that is carried by intellectual narratives, referencing Dostoevsky and sentiments that are thoughtful and separated from daily emotions. Their Do You Like Rock Music was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the 1934 documentary Man of Aran was recently released with a soundtrack that they produced.