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Naval Gazing For Beginners: British Sea Power

Ben Thompson, Independent, The, November 2000

DESPITE ITS GRANDIOSE name, North London indie refuge The Monarch is the sort of venue which often struggles for mythological significance. Yet when British Sea Power - Brighton-based practitioners of "high-church amplified rock music" - played there in September, the sense of seeing something special could not be escaped.

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