The last time British Sea Power toured the U.S.,it was shortly after the release of 2008's Do You Like Rock Music?, an album that took itself only slightly more seriously than its title
Now, three years and two albums later, the British band is back and touring the States once more, this time in promotion of their latest album, Valhalla Dancehall, which hasn't lost any of the eccentricity of the previous album, but takes the party in a new direction. British Sea Power's Scott "Yan" Wilkinson explained to us how this came to be in our Q&A with him yesterday:
"You don't want to repeat yourself too much. It's kind of a party in the way that people in a J.G. Ballard book might have a party, where there is just sort of a psychosis element, and a sort of escape from reality. Seems like that's the way things were at the time in England. Everyone sort of had this stupid boom of the bubble, and had to face up to reality. In these situations, the first response is often to escape into some kind of fantasy, and I think we are no different." Continue reading...
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You'll want to see this for yourself tonight at the Loft, where British Sea Power will perform alongside A Classic Education and Colousmusic.
And, luckily for you, we have five free pairs of tickets to give away to help some DC9 readers escape reality, too. Find out how to win after the jump.
Want a free pair of tickets to tonight's show? OK! Just be among the first five people to email Pete, starting right now, with the words "Sea Lions" in the subject line, and you're in. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!