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British Sea Power live @ Koko in Camden

British Sea Power live in London – photos by Oscar Tornincasa –

Score: 8/10

Brightonian indie rock band British Sea Power walked (shoe-less) on the stage of the legendary Koko in Camden on thursday April 10 to perform in front of a sold-out audience. As usual with BSP nothing is usual. Opening the show with the devastatingly powerful beauty of “Heavenly Waters”, the band soon set the record straight on the atmosphere (and the high decibel) that was going to fill the Koko for the next 2 hours.

Being Jan, Martin, Neil, Matthew, Phil and Abi the superb (whimsical) musicians we’ve come to know and love, the show developed through the leaves on the drum set into a crescendo of stellar sounds cascades, neat guitar riffs, unconventional lyrics and real-life-size (fake) polar and grizzly bears. The right balance between the two sides of BSP, like the atavistic ethereal moods of “The Great Skua” clashing in the sweetest, unexplainable way, with the Bowiean “Carrion”, makes each time like the first time with a British Sea Power show: their music crosses every rock greatness Great Britain has produced in the last 50 years, and it reminds you of why they are particularly famed for their live performances.

Complete Set List:
Heavenly Waters
Fear of Drowning
Monsters of Sunderland
It Ended on an Oily Stage
We Are Sound
Once More Now
No Need To Cry
Loving Animals
Mongk II
Machineries of Joy
Remember Me
Waving Flags
The Great Skua
All in It

The Spirit of St. Louis
No Lucifer

Gessica Puglielli
Visual/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Strategist born in Lecce (Italy), I currently live in London. Between 1998 and 2005 I collaborated with Michael Jackson’s staff and in 2000 I had a meeting with the man himself. I founded Rebel Rebel in 2013 and so far it has been an exciting journey. Some of my favourite artists include Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Skunk Anansie, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Archive, Kraftwerk, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Anthony & The Johnsons, Gazpacho, The Maccabees, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Beethoven, Bjork, Steve Wonder and many others. I feel a deep connection to animals and Mother Nature, which led me to choose a vegan lifestyle. I like playing electric guitar, photography, cinema, art, entertainment, travelling, playing tennis and browsing London.