British Sea Power have announced their fifth studio album will be called Machineries Of Joy (artwork above) and will be released on 1 April.
Their follow-up to 2011 album Valhalla Dancehall was written in the mountains of north Wales and recorded in the bands hometown of Brighton. Speaking of the album, singer ‘Yan’ said:
We’d like to think the album is warm and restorative. Various things are touched on in the words – Franciscan monks, ketamine, French female bodybuilders turned erotic movie stars. The world often seems a mad, hysterical place at the moment. You can’t really be oblivious to that, but we’d like the record to be an antidote – a nice game of cards in pleasant company.
British Sea Power have also released a stream of the Machineries Of Joy title track, which you can listen to here:
Here’s the full Machineries Of Joy tracklist:
01. ‘Machineries Of Joy’
02. ‘K Hole’
03. ‘Hail Holy Queen’
04. ‘Loving Animals’
05. ‘What You Need The Most’
06. ‘Monsters Of Sunderland’
07. ‘Spring Has Sprung’
08. ‘Radio Goddard’
09. ‘A Light Above Ascending’
10. ‘When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Grass’