Newsboost Welsh Crucible4 May 2012
BRITISH SEA POWER
2 May 2012
*Krankenhaus 5 running times.
*BSP at the National Football Museum.
*And on the loose at the cinema and in Prisoner-land.
*Abi recommends French man and keeping crows off the lambs.
Bingo! A real value piss-pot epistle this time. Lots of BSP news in, and
sent to you finished off nice – with clean brass screws and a great
selection from the Interdeck non-slip deck-paint range. Squall Blue is the
colour, football is the game… First up, this Friday’s BSP Krankenhaus
club night in outrageous Brighton.
At time of writing there were a few tickets left still available for
Krankenhaus 5. BSP will be playing the mighty Open Season album in full – plus bonus features. Running times as follows:
Friday 4 May
The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ
20.15-20.45h: The Pictish Trail.
21.00-21.30h Simon Price presents The Price Is Right.
22.00-23.15h: BSP live in concert.
23.15-00.00h: DJ and refreshments.
00.00-00.30h: Palma Violets.
00.30-01.45h: DJ Simon Price.
01.45-03.00h: DJs John & Jehn.
Tickets on line from the excellent We Got Tickets:
And from the excellent Resident and Rounder record shops in Brighton.
PROGRAMME NOTES: The Price is always right. At Krankenhaus 5 experienced
Ebbw Vale bingo caller and gangsta-rap expert Simon ‘Price Cube’ Price will
be presenting some kind of diabolical rock variation on the game-show
classic. Can Simon surpass the memory of Leslie Crowther and Brucie? And/or
Joe Pasquale? The Pictish Trail are beer-drinking and harmonious good guys
from the Fence Collective, as seen alongside BSP up on the isle of Eigg.
Palma Violets are new and hot-tipped signings to actual Rough Trade
Records. John & Jehn are, of course, the luscious Gallic sensualists of
John & Jehn and The Savages.
AND REMEMBER! If you cannot afford the full concert ticket or are gonna be
delayed downloading some illegal Bergerac, you can get in for £4 ONLY from
11.30pm onwards – giving you both Palma Violets and guaranteed good-as-gold
dancing to the desirable disc-jockeys until 3am.
HOWEVER, distracted by a freak Fanta flash-flood, BSP have NOT quite
managed to get the BSP EP 5 demo CD ready in time to sell at K5. Hey, four
out of five ain’t bad for this bunch of stoner buddies! If you haven’t got
them yet, this gives you a chance to snap up remaining copies of the BSP
EP3 and BSP EP 4 CDs, which are nearly sold-out. Get them here alongside
all the other braised n praised BSP merchandise:
More news on BSP EP5 soon…
And, looking beyond Krankenhaus, BSP have been confirmed for a couple of
most inviting-looking live slots:
Wednesday 13 June – Sheffield Doc/Fest, The Crucible, Sheffield
Friday 14 September – Festival No.6, Portmeirion, Wales
What’s not to like? To Sheffield to premiere a new BSP soundtrack project – in the venue famed for must-have TV snooker connections. Then a trip to
Wales, playing alongside New Order, Andrew Weatherall and Electric Elephant
in the amazing Italianate village famous as setting for The Prisoner.
Tickets for the Sheffield event are due to go on sale on 14 May. It’s set
to be a good one, with BSP adding music to the very best maritime footage
in the BBC archives. More info here:
Further on the interesting engagements front, BSP have been asked to
provide music for various interludes from the UK’s National Football
Museum. More news on this to come, but here’s an audio-visual taster:
Things to look forward to then? But if you desire even more fresh cultural
avenues, mystic BSP viola legend Abi Fry has sent in her tips for the
occasional BSP series A Rocker Recommends. Abi’s selection are as follows.
Film: “Monk, San Francisco’s favourite TV sleuth. Is afraid of milk but can
crack any case.”
Books: “Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier. The French classic that is
such a beautiful and melancholy journey from boy to man. It appeared
mysteriously in the house and touched me in ways that only The Great Gatsby
had previously: ‘A wind as cold as the wind that blew through all those
winter months that were so unhappy yet so wonderful..’”
The lambing season: “The joy of spring, with fresh lambys appearing all
over our valley. But it is a dangerous world for the lamb as the crows wait
patiently to peck their eyes out. Lucky for them that Neil is on the patrol
day and night, keeping them safe. Sadly they don’t all make it. Today a
dismembered foot lay on the grass. Could it have been that naughty fox?”
Finally, a blast of BSP nostalgia, as picked out by band regular Kevo. Some
footage from the Shepherd’s Bush Empire show of 2004 – a time when BSP
recorded versions of their song A Lovely Day Tomorrow with the Czech duo
The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa. Here BSP are joined on stage by EOST’s Jan
Muchow and Katerina Winterova. No wonder so many people contracted
unrequited crushes on Katerina. Or, as BSP loyalist Geordie Mark has it,
The Winterova Discontent… Footage via this link: