added: 5 Feb 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
We're excited to announce that British Sea Power's new, fifth album 'Machineries Of Joy' will be released on 1st April 2013 on Rough Trade Records. The album release will be accompanied by a full UK tour, dates of which are below.
'Machineries Of Joy' was written in the Berwyn mountains in north Wales and recorded in Brighton with Dan Smith (The Clash, Culture Club) and mixer Ken Thomas (David Bowie, Sigur Ros).
'We'd like to think the album is warm and restorative,' says singer Yan. 'Various things are touched on in the words ' Franciscan monks, ketamine, French female bodybuilders turned erotic movie stars. The world often seems a mad, hysterical place at the moment. You can't really be oblivious to that, but we'd like the record to be an antidote ' a nice game of cards in pleasant company.'
Following the album release British Sea Power will play the following UK dates:
Thurs 4 April ' Exeter Phoenix
Fri 5 April ' Birmingham Library
Sat 6 April ' Newcastle University
Sun 7 April ' Glasgow Oran Mor
Tues 9 April ' Leeds Met University
Weds 10 April ' Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Fri 12 April ' Manchester Gorilla
Sun 14 April ' Cardiff Coal Exchange
Mon 15 April ' Portsmouth Wedgewood
Tues 16 April ' Norwich Waterfront
Weds 17 April ' London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tickets for the above dates are on sale now here.
The first 500 people to order the album will receive a limited-edition bonus CD with new recordings in some unique artwork by the band.