British Sea Power tour new LP

Colin Wilson British Sea Power play the Waterfront, Norwich, on Sunday in support of their new album Do You Like Rock Music?

Colin Wilson

British Sea Power play the Waterfront, Norwich, on Sunday (7.30pm) in support of their new album Do You Like Rock Music? BSP formed in 2000 and released their first record in 2001, the Fear of Drowning single on their own Golden Chariot label.

But it was the band's live performances that defined their first years.

When they played the 2002 Reading Festival, Rolling Stone seemed to say the rest of the weekend's entire bill paled before them.

Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis signed BSP to his label and The Decline of British Sea Power, was released in 2003 with dazzling reviews. There were concerts from St Petersburg to San Francisco - including tours with Pulp, the Killers and Flaming Lips.

In 2005, the band released their second album, Open Season. It was a more streamlined, graceful record than their debut, but again the press located strength in depth.

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Now British Sea Power unveil their new album. “It's our version of Doctor Jekyll And Mr Hyde,” says guitarist Mark Noble.

Support comes from new EMI signing's Make Model. The band released their debut single The LSB on their own imprint The Biz in early 2007. Make Model upped the stakes with their second offering The Was, their first release with EMI in November. The singles are a hugely promising pointer towards what's to come with the band's debut album in 2008.

Tickets: 01603 508050 (£12.50adv) UEA Students' Union, Waterfront and Soundclash , www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk