British Sea Power
British Sea Power evoke the sort of swelling, crescendo-laden, visceral, stormy and poignant post-punk of their Brit countrymen like Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Smiths and the Cure. Based in Brighton, England, brothers Scott (Yan) and Neil (Hamilton) Wilkinson share writing and vocal duties, with childhood friend Matthew Wood on drums and Martin Noble on guitar and keyboards. Garnering attention for their intricate and sometimes unruly live shows, they were signed to Rough Trade Records in 2001 and subsequently released their debut album, The Decline of British Sea Power, in 2003. With monstrous hooks and seam-bursting melodies, the band began to win a loyal following among fans of similar post-punk revivalists like Interpol and Brit rock contemporaries like Muse. Their second release, Open Season, dropped in 2005, with Do You Like Rock Music? following in 2008.