Newsboost Thelonious Postal Service12 September 2011
BRITISH SEA POWER
Newsboost Thelonious Postal Service
12 September 2011
*BSP Canary Wharf show moved to 21 Oct. *BSP book nights this week in Manchester and Cumbria. *Canny Jock Scot leads BSP to outrageous freeform improv victory.
Thanks to everyone who came to last week’s London BSP show at the Lexington. With BSP represented by a powerful triad – Noble, Phil and Yan – the evening was a rare and fascinating one. The band sounded wunderbar in stripped-down semi-acoustic mode. There were uncommon outtings for the likes of The Lonely and Albert’s Eyes. And then an alternately beautiful, engrossing and slightly menacing improvised finale, with the poet Jock Scot intoning of hangmen and moustaches as the group played in Thelonious The Monks mode.
We hope the following news item isn’t bad news. The next BSP London outing is now closer than previously advertised. The group will now play at Canary Wharf on 21 October, rather the previously announced 2 November
Fri 21 Oct
British Sea Power
43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, UK
Doors open at 6.30pm.
PLEASE NOTE, this will be an EARLY SHOW, with the programme starting at 7.15pm. BSP will be playing in semi-acoustic mode, so, who knows, perhaps Jock and the Thelonious The Monks mode will see a capital return??
If you cannot attend the new date, the band would like to pass on sincere apologies. Some joker had managed to double-book the venue… Original tickets are valid for the new date. For ticket refunds please contact the people the tickets were bought from.
Before this rescheduled date there are two BSP-related nights – in Manchester and Cumbria this week. These revolve around the BSP-themed book Do It For Your Mum, by Roy Wilkinson, aka The Secretary. The book has been receiving a warm welcome from Britain’s reporting staff.
Press reaction for Do It For Your Mum.
GQ: “Brilliant… the funniest rock book in years.”
The Guardian: “Fascinating… funny.”
MOJO: “Spirited, comic… unbound imagination over mere reality… a Father’s Day gift in waiting.” ****
Record Collector: “Exciting, life-affirming stuff… As heart-warming as it is hilarious.” ****
www.louderthanwar.com: “An astonishing and thought-provoking book – an effortless, enjoyable and compulsive read.”
Dorian Lynskey, author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute (Faber & Faber): “The funniest, fondest rock memoir I’ve ever read.”
The book will be on sale, at the following nights:
Tues 13 Sept
Frazer King plus the authors Roy Wilkinson and John Robb
Manchester Briton’s Protection,
50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, UK
Roy will be reading from Do It For Your Mum – a story of family, music, the Lake District and British Sea Power. John Robb (The Membranes, Gold Blade, TV kingpin) will be hosting the evening and reading select extracts from his history of Manchester music. Frazer King – fast rising Manchester aggro-folk laureates – will be giving a stripped-down, wired-up acoustic performance. PLEASE NOTE, BSP themselves will NOT be appearing. 8pm-11pm. Expect bonus features. Intimate surroundings! Fully stocked beer bar.
Tickets £5 from: www.wegottickets.com
Weds 14 Sept
The Indian Postal Service plus the authors Roy Wilkinson and Paul Farley The Club Inn, Endmoor, near Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Roy Wilkinson will be reading from Do It For Your Mum. The acclaimed Liverpool poet and author Paul Farley will be reading from his recent book Edgelands (“A fascinating look at the urban-rural interzones” – The Sunday Times) and also reading some of his award-winning poetry (Whitbread Poetry Award; 1999 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award). There will also be a full live set from the Ambleside-based band The Indian Postal Service – a mesmeric blend of folk, progressive metal and tribal house. PLEASE NOTE, BSP themselves will NOT be appearing. This night runs 8-11pm. The venue is a nice traditional ‘working men’s club’ – previously Gatebeck Working Men’s Club. About four miles south of Kendal, just up from Lancaster, right by Junction 36 on the M6.
Tickets £4 from: www.wegottickets.com
Or £5 on the door.
More news soon.