The bird watching, branch brandishing collective British Sea Power have announced yet another UK tour.
The dates are:
Saturday 17 Edinburgh The Venue
Monday 19 Newcastle University
Tuesday 20 Liverpool University
Wednesday 21 Sheffield Club Zero
Thursday 22 Manchester Academy
Friday 23 Birmingham Barfly
Sunday 25 Leicester University
Monday 26 Norwich The Waterfront
Tuesday 27 Bristol The Fleece
Thursday 29 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
2003 was an eventful year for the Brighton five piece, who drew critical acclaim for their debut album 'The Decline Of...'. The band toured with The Flaming Lips, Interpol and The Strokes and became the first band ever to play the Sicily Isles. They also terrorized Jools Holland on the BBC program 'Later...', and introduced a dancing bear to their increasingly chaotic live shows.
Less successfully, in October bassist Hamilton fell out of a copper tree while collecting branches for a show in High Wycombe. Rumors that British Sea Power have now employed a branch roadie or foliage technician remain unconfirmed.