Album Review: British Sea Power - Sea Of Brass

26 October 2015 | 3:19 pm | Andrew McDonald

"This latest LP is perhaps their strangest yet."

British Sea Power have been on the fringes of the modern post-punk revival for 15 years now, and this latest LP is perhaps their strangest yet.

Essentially a revisiting of their own favourite hits from their career, the band here is accompanied by one of Britain's more accomplished brass orchestras. While this could be a fascinating and interesting twist on the Greatest Hits package, the result is a somewhat frustrating listen. The ambition of the album is admirable, but the songs themselves sound weighed down by the brass, rather than elevated. Such a misstep is a small one for a band willing to take such risks however.