Valhalla Dancehall

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Valhalla Dancehall
British Sea Power Vahalla Dancehall Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by British Sea Power
Released 10 January 2011
Genre Alternative, Rock
Length 60:31
Label Rough Trade
Producer BSP & Graham Sutton
British Sea Power chronology
Man of Aran
(2009)
Valhalla Dancehall
(2011)
Machineries of Joy
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
BBC (positive) [2]
CrackleFeedback 8/10 stars [3]
Entertainment.ie 3/5 stars [4]
Gigwise 4.5/5 stars [5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [6]
Pitchfork Media 5.5/10 stars [7]
Rockfeedback 3./5 stars [8]
Spin 6/10 stars [9]
This Is Fake DIY 9/10 stars [10]
Valhalla V.I.P.
EP by British Sea Power
Released 10 January 2011
Genre Alternative, Rock
Length 23:48
Label Rough Trade
Producer BSP & Graham Sutton
British Sea Power EP chronology
Zeus
(2010)
Valhalla V.I.P.
(2011)
BSP EP1-6
(2012)

Valhalla Dancehall is a studio album from the Brighton-based indie rock band British Sea Power. It was released in January 2011.

The album's title was revealed on 13 October 2010.[11] The band's official website displayed a release date of 10 January.[12] The Canadian website of their record label listed a release date of 18 January.[13]

The first single from the album, "Living Is So Easy", was released digitally on 29 November 2010.[14]

The album was recorded in South East England and on the Isle Of Skye, and produced by British Sea Power and Graham Sutton.[15]

The song "Georgie Ray" was inspired by George Orwell and Ray Bradbury, according to Yan and Wood in an interview with musicOMH.[16]

The song "Cleaning Out The Rooms" first appeared on the Zeus EP, as did a different version of "Mongk II" entitled "Mongk".

Regarding the album's title, the band have merely stated that "Valhalla Dancehall" is possibly "just a glorified farmhouse that sometimes runs out of oil."[17]

Track listing[edit]

Valhalla Dancehall[18]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Who’s In Control" Noble/Yan 3:14
2. "We Are Sound" Noble/Yan 4:47
3. "Georgie Ray" Yan 3:48
4. "Stunde Null" Yan 2:39
5. "Mongk II" Hamilton 4:49
6. "Luna" Yan 4:17
7. "Baby" Hamilton 5:47
8. "Living Is So Easy" Noble/Yan/Hamilton 4:01
9. "Observe The Skies" Noble/Yan/Sumner 3:23
10. "Cleaning Out The Rooms" Hamilton 7:11
11. "Thin Black Sail" Noble/Yan 1:46
12. "Once More Now" Hamilton 11:14
13. "Heavy Water" BSP 3:42
Total length: 60:31

Valhalla V.I.P. EP[edit]

Independent record stores in the UK sold initial copies of the album with an additional EP, entitled Valhalla V.I.P..

Valhalla V.I.P.[19]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let The Tears Roll" Hamilton/Noble 4:06
2. "Lucky Bicycle" Yan/Hamilton/Noble/Wood 2:45
3. "kW-h (Glitter)" (Remix of the version on the Zeus EP) Yan 5:24
4. "Shit Factory" Yan 2:01
5. "Luna" (Full Length Version) Yan 9:32
Total length: 23:48

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Christopher Monger. "Valhalla Dancehall - review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  2. ^ Andrzej Lukowski (2010-12-15). "BBC - Music - Review of British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall". BBC. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  3. ^ Bob Ferris (2011-01-11). "British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall Review and aggregator". Crackle Feedback. 
  4. ^ "British Sea Power Valhalla Dancehall". Entertainment.ie. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  5. ^ Jon Thomson (2011-01-11). "British Sea Power - 'Valhalla Dancehall' (Rough Trade) Released: 10/01/11". Gigwise. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  6. ^ Maddy Costa (2011-01-06). "British Sea Power: Valhalla Dancehall - review". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  7. ^ Ian Cohen (2011-01-12). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: British Sea Power: Valhalla Dancehall". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  8. ^ "Review - British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall (Rough Trade)". RockFeedback. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  9. ^ "SPIN Review". 
  10. ^ Gareth O’Malley (2011-01-10). "British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall - Album Reviews". This Is Fake DIY. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  11. ^ "British Sea Power - News". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  12. ^ "British Sea Power". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  13. ^ "Beggars Group Canada". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  14. ^ "British Sea Power - Living Is So Easy". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  15. ^ "British Sea Power Bring on Valhalla Dancehall in January 2011". Sentimentalist Magazine. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  16. ^ Ben Hogwood. "Interview: British Sea Power". musicOMH. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  17. ^ British Sea Power: Our memories of making Valhalla Dancehall – guardian.co.uk home
  18. ^ "British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall". 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  19. ^ "British Sea Power: Our memories of making Valhalla Dancehall". The Guardian. London. 5 January 2011.