British Sea Power with Solarference
British Sea Power are the only act at the Spiegeltent to have both a boat and a racehorse named after them.
One of the many wonderful things about BSP was that their debut album was called ‘The Decline of British Sea Power’. In fact this release heralded the polar opposite with the Sunday Times instantly declaring them the best band in Britain. Their fans range from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker to the National Maritime Museum. Although bands like the Flaming Lips, the Strokes and Pulp have insisted on taking them on tour, BSP are happiest playing more quirky venues. Notable examples have included Arctic islets, down a Cornish slate mine, atop the Great Wall of China and in the middle of the Chelsea Flower Show. No wonder they were drawn to the Spiegeltent.
This is a group who have sung of the Carpathian mountains, atomic particles and Scandinavian sea lanes. They are a band that are definitely more drawn to truly wild landscapes than the over trod paths of urban cliché. Only BSP would dream of staging their own micro festival around the most elevated pub in the country, high up in the North Yorkshire Dales. A place where the Arctic Monkeys and the Klaxons mill around amidst falconry displays and husky races. Only BSP would record a track with grizzled local heroes, the Wurzels and jam on stage with German avant garde enigmas Faust. The latter engagement concluding with an energetic fist fight.
Their fifth album Valhalla Dancehall, was released last year to the usual uproar of hyperbolic praise. While lyrically it strays from “interstellar clouds on the Sussex Downs” to visible panty lines, melodically it is a joyous affair containing glorious guitar riffs and killer pop hooks. As Guy Garvey declared “not only do British Sea Power own the best name in history, they’re fucking great.”
The Devon based duo Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen weave the art of the traditional song with 21st century electronica in a unique and compelling way. With their repeated loops of vocal snippets they echo Tune-Yards and you could detect traces of Tunng at their most bucolic but Solarference connect the past and the future like no one you’ve heard before.
Doors open: 7.30pm
Solarference 8.00 – 8.45pm
British Sea Power 9.15pm
Our Street food Hut will be open till late serving delicious Tartiflette, slow roast pork and yummie Salads, or alternatively…
Got a big group? Want to eat? You can order tapas in advance…
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A board to share of…
- Beautiful spanish meats and cheese, pickles, olives and a fresh ‘agro dolce’ vegetable salad, whole roasted elephant garlic & rosemary foccacia
- For those that are vegetarian the meat will be substituted with a beetroot, feta & cumin dip and a lentil, tomato & coriander salad
- Patatas Bravas
- Salt Pollock fritters & aioli
- Roast winter vegetables, capers, herbs, parmesan & breadcrumbs
- Purple sprouting broccoli, garlic, chilli & lemon