British Sea Power

22 September 2014

22 September 2014

BSP-soundtracked film on BBC4 tonight.

A film listed as ‘The Himalayan Boy And The TV Set’ with original BSP soundtrack is to be screened at 10.00pm tonight on the BBC4 television channel.

This is the same film also known as ‘Happiness’ a feature-length documentary from the French director Thomas Balmes. The film depicts the life and times of Peyangki, a nine-year-old monk living in a remote village in the mountains of Bhutan, as the village comes to terms with the arrival of electricity and television. Tonight’s broadcast is as part of the BBC’s Storyville series.

It seems that The Himalayan...

23 July 2014

19 August 2014

Newsboost Nature Island

*Brass exalted!

*BSP live on Brownsea Island.

*Wickerman and End Of The Road billing info.

BSP played the first of their Sea Of Brass shows last week – live in Durham with a full premium-quality brass band. By all accounts this went very well. Certainly, it seems the reporter from the Louder Than War website enjoyed it: “Nothing far short of the most amazing British Sea Power show ever… We leave the theatre filled with unrivalled adoration for the band.”

The full Louder Than War review can be read here:

The LTW coverage also includes a link to footage of...

Sea of Brass preview

14 July 2014

Second Wind for British Brass Bands

With their creamy musical tone and smartly uniformed players, British brass bands are a living link with the mid-19th century. It’s hard not to think of such amateur ensembles – like the one featured in the 1996 Ewan McGregor film Brassed Off – as irredeemably old-fashioned.

In their infancy, though, brass bands were early adopters of instruments designed by Adolphe Sax (the inventor of the saxophone, whose birth marks its bicentenary this year), and became something of a craze. Their popularity grew in lockstep with industrialisation, and it was when factory and pit owners co-opted or...

3 July 2014

3 July 2014

Newsboost Rochester Poesy

*BSP live in Portsmouth and Rochester.

*All-new mug, togs and more in BSP web-shop.

*The French thespian elite have been in observation.

*When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Grass remixed

BSP would like to confirm a couple of shows. These will see the band patrolling the waterways in Portsmouth and Rochester.

British Sea Power @ the Victorious Festival
Sunday 24 August 2014
Southsea seafront,
Portsmouth, Hants, UK
Tickets here:

British Sea Power @ the ME1 festival
11 October 2014
Casino Rooms
Rochester, Kent, UK
Tickets here:

BSP would also like to post a reminder on these forthcoming attractions…



16 May 2014


A new BSP project will be launched at the Durham International Brass Festival on Thursday 17th July.

Bearing the banner ‘Sea of Brass’, the concerts will feature a more pastoral take on BSP alongside the evocative strains of a brass orchestra, and will feature songs such as A Wooden Horse, Machineries of Joy and even the gorgeous rare B-side, ‘Alberts Eyes’.

SEA OF BRASS will continue throughout Autumn of 2014, with all dates featuring British Sea Power accompanied by a leading brass band.

Respected arranger Peter Wraight has been appointed to provide the arrangements, which...