New Song: British Sea Power

Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves. Or at least she did. Hundreds of years ago, when looting Spanish ships and stealing Africans was fair game. Luckily, British Sea Power is a now a different and much more placid beast. Brighton’s finest indie-rockers BSP will release their new single ‘Georgie Ray’ on July 25th.

Taken from the band’s last album Valhalla Dancehall, available now via Rough Trade, ‘Georgie Ray’ apparently alludes to the writers George Orwell and Ray Bradbury. They are a literate bunch aren’t they! Continuing the theme of intellectualism, the band will play at Jodrell Bank Observatory on the 2nd of July alongside The Flaming Lips. They will perform under the giant Lovell Telescope, the most powerful radio telescope in the UK. Here they will be joined live onstage by physicist and presenter Brian Cox. I’m sure Brian is looking forward to an “amaaaaayzing” set as much as we are.

You can listen to the new single, freshly mixed by Steve Power (Blur, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams), underneath: