Check out the new British Sea Power video for their current single ‘Machineries Of Joy’ – the title track from their new, fifth album out 1st April on Rough Trade. The album is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 album ‘Valhalla Dancehall’ and celebrates their tenth anniversary.
One thing we’re asking ourselves in the Spindle studio is what ‘Machineries Of Joy’ actually are? Personally I think they’re referring to offshore wind farms. So is British Sea Power literally obsessed with British Sea Power?
The vid gives few clues, showing a Marion Cotillard lookalike riding her bike through the great British countryside while wearing a fetching jumper. At one point a bike-sculpture-kaleidoscope appears – maybe that’s the titular machinery of joy?
Anyway. This http://nygoodhealth.com simple yet lovely video is a perfect match for the driving rhythm of the song, reminding you that the right soundtrack can make even the most familiar and everyday situations seems epic.
British Sea Power will then be playing 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
Thurs 11 April – Manchester Gorilla
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 Shepherd’s Bush Empire