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Take a look at British Sea Power’s bike-tastic video for their gorgeous new single ‘Machineries Of Joy’, taken from their fifth album of the same name out 1st April (pre-order here)

British Sea Power – Machineries of Joy on MUZU.TV.

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British Sea Power To Release Soundtrack + Perform On The Cutty Sark 29/10/13 in British Sea Power

British Sea Power’s widely-praised soundtrack for the film ‘From The Sea To The Land Beyond’ is to be released on CD and double vinyl accompanied by the film and digitally on 2nd December 2013 through Rough Trade Records. The album features a bonus track not available on the original soundtrack. It is available to pre-order now from our Rough Trade webstore

The soundtrack consists of re-workings of previous BSP songs and was recorded in Brighton and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, Daughter, M83, Cocteau Twins, Moby)

In January 2013 when the film, directed by Penny Woolcock, was first shown on BBC4 as part of the Storyville series (television in the Storyville slot) the viewing figure nudged 500,000 – over twice the usual audience size (for this BBC4 feature). The film features a fantastic array of footage of the British coastline from the BFI’s National Archive. Travelling from 1901, through both world wars, into peacetime and the modern age, ‘From The Sea To The Land Beyond’ shows our coast as a place of leisure, industry and wild nature: A woman scaling a sheer cliff face to collect eggs, dancers on the Sussex shoreline, émigrés from the Caribbean and India, a big British Rail hovercraft… For all this the BSP soundtrack is a fitting, moving audio counterpart.

Watch the official trailer for the film here:


1 From The Sea To The Land Beyond

2 Remarkable Diving Feat

3 Strange Sports

4 Heroines of the Cliff

5 The Guillemot Girls

6 Suffragette Riots

7 Heatwave

8 Melancholy Of The Boot

9 Be You Mighty Sparrow?

10 Berth 24

11 Red Rock Riviera

12 Coastguard

13 Perspectives Of Stinky Turner

14 Bonjour Copains

15 The Wild Highlands

16 Docklands Renewed

17 The Islanders

18 Bonus Track – Heatwave (Lympne Castle Demo)

To celebrate the release, on 5th December British Sea Power will be doing a unique live performance of the soundtrack in full beneath London’s Cutty Sark clipper ship to a screening of the film. Ticket buyers will be allowed to tour the ship one hour before the performance begins and will also have access to William Turner’s new exhibition ‘Turner At Sea’ – a full-scale examination of the painter’s fascination with the sea – at the National Maritime Museum. Tickets will be on sale from Royal Museums Greenwich website from 1st November. Online bookings: