Nominees are Neon Neon - Stainless Style, Radiohead - In Rainbows, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Rising Sand, Adele - 19, Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid, The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of Understatement, Estelle - Shine, Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim, British Sea
Power - Do You Like Rock Music?, Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea, Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns and Burial - Untrue.
We couldn't agree more - we've already got our tickets for British Sea
Power's gig in the Village on June 7 as part of the BudRising festival.
A spokesman for the British sea
officers' union NUMAST said: "Seafarers need more protection."
POWER, a band with a style as delightfully quirky and original as their name, release debut album The Decline of British Sea
Power on Monday.
Indie sensations BRITISH SEA
POWER are second on the bill and KING CREOSOTE third - both worthy headliners.
Power - from Cumbria via Brighton - have designed an intriguing mythology and epic musical discourse.
THEY'VE been seen in the past as a maverick force but 2008 could be the year of British Sea
MOWER, lined up to support British Sea
Power at Warwick University on May 13 and Coventry Colosseum on May 17, have released After Dark as their new single.
We don't count the massive cost of the British sea
fleet stationed near Iraq because they would be at sea anyway.
Other big name acts will include British Sea
Power, King Creosote and John Power from Cast and the La's.
If the rest of the album is as good as this, British Sea
Power might get the attention they deserve in 2008.
Possibly because they began as a holiday band for members of British Sea
Power and The Electric Soft Parade, The Brakes have not been given their due respect.
The Town Hall programme has a real international feel to the first half and all the top British favourites after the interval including Fantasia on British Sea
Songs, Rule Britannia and Pomp & Circumstance March No.
THE GREAT BRITISH SEA
MONSTER (Wednesday, five, 7.15pm)
The Zutons: The folk popsters turned Balado into a sea of honorary Scousers and British Sea
Power showcased debut album The Decline of British Sea