A review of their show at Neumo's in Seattle, WA on April 27, 2005.
By Melody Alderman

British Sea Power is leading the next big wave in the new millennium's British invasion. In the same family as Keane and Starsailor, with less obvious emotional vulnerability, the band offers infectious melancholy rock.

It was opening night of British Sea Power's tour around the United States and they left little doubt of their ability to sound just as incredible live as they do on their amazing release, Open Season. They are seasoned pros, even if their name is unfamiliar to U.S. audiences. The band plays with an apparent comfort inside of each band member's connection to the other and their dedication to the sound they are creating.

It would have been more fulfilling to see the band connect with the audience on a broader basis. Yan, the band's front man, had little to say to the crowd as the band instead chose to move from one song into the other. Then again, considering that Yan unleashed a stack of chairs into an audience at a 2003 appearance at South by Southwest, maybe silence is safer for everyone involved.


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"Do you worry about your health
Do you watch it slowly change
And when you listen to yourself
Does it feel like somebody else
And did you notice when you began to disappear
Was it slowly at first
Until there's nobody really there"

Song * Remember Me
Album * Decline of British Sea Power
"And you better keep moving
before you get totally cold
Oh, you better start growing up
before you get old
But you still don't understand
No, you still don't understand
Totally wicked and equally ace"

Song * Victorian Ice
Album * Open Season
"Oh little England
Tonight I'll swim
From my favourite island shores
And how long has it been
Since you have seen so beautifully"

Song * Fear of Drowning
Album * Decline of British Sea Power