BRITISH SEA POWER - Machineries Of Joy

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Beggars | Autor: UR

British Sea Power have proven to be one of the most reliable among England's British rock and postpunk innovators of the noughties. The quartet around Yan Wilkinson, a singer who sounds somewhat inconspicuous, always remained somewhat on the edge of the big wave of attention. This may explain the calm and self-confidence with which the band cultivates their ability to change between catchy melodies and a queer experimental mood. The fifth album of the Südbriten is no exception. Right at the beginning, the title track plays itself into the ear as a concise indie pop anthem, which could come to mind in a similar way to Philip Boa. Afterwards there are excursions into breathless, pleasantly rough Glamrock ("K-Hole") and in the direction of dark Shoegaze-Pop like in the ethereal "Hail Holy Queen". The bow becomes more and more relaxed. Partly the otherwise so lively band shows its most introspective side, then warm acoustic guitar, slides and viola insertions shape the sound. The finale belongs to the blazing piece "When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Grass" - one of the most interesting and unusual songs of the pop chameleons from Brighton.

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