British Sea Power - Let the Dancers Inherit the Party, review: ‘Upbeat, grandiose and prioritising melody over anything more clever’

David Smyth
Fine form: British Sea Power are back with another stellar album

Given that other recent projects have included a collection of their best compositions performed by brass orchestras and a live soundtrack to a collection of Polish animations, it’s surprising to say that British Sea Power sound relatively straightforward on their sixth studio album.

The band have left venerable indie label Rough Trade and produced their strongest set of songs in some time: upbeat, grandiose and prioritising melody over anything more clever.

International Space Station is the stellar highlight, propelled by a pounding beat and a euphoric keyboard line.

Saint Jerome and the lively, shouty Keep On Trying attain a similar state of uplift, while those who miss the subtler side of their soundtrack work will gravitate towards the self-explanatory Alone Piano and the stately drift of Electrical Kittens.

This unique group are in fine form once more.

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