Label: Golden Chariot Records
Released: 18th February 2022
Dropping the geographical marker from their name, the artists formally known as British Sea Power have good reason to want to step away from any suggestion of false patriotism, such is the introverted, jingoistic nonsense that dominates a nationalistic discourse that grows ever more poisonous by the day.
That isn’t what this band are about – something shown fully on their first album in five years, ‘Everything Was Forever’. A mature, deliberate force, from starry-eyed opener ‘Scaring At The Sky’ onwards, they’re better than that – a band to celebrate for the right reasons.