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British Sea Power review: Downpours can’t keep hardcore fans away

PUBLISHED: 21:59 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:09 26 August 2018

British Sea Power are no strangers to the region’s music scene. The indie rock band have been regular fixture on the main music stages at Latitude, and played Norwich’s Waterfront late last year.

Their music - likened to The Cure, Joy Division and Arcade Fire - attracted a different kind of fanbase from the demographic that stood in front of the Main Stage at Earlham Park watching Lucy Spraggan and Gabrielle Aplin.

Instead this was a devoted hardcore fanbase who have watched them go from strength to strength over the last two decades. A testament to this was the fact that their last album - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party - was made possible by a crowdfunding venture.

So strong are their fanbase they braved the downpours in a visible sea of ponchos and umbrellas. The biggest fans donned British Sea Power hoodies too.

British Sea Power offers everything followers of alternative music could possibly want with killer riffs, thundering drums, and even the violin.

There is very little engagement with the audience during their set other than an apology for the weather, but the army of fans are used to that. They are quite content with the band rolling out hit after hit giving them their money’s worth, and even in the rain the crowds are left hungry for more.


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