Zeus (EP)

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EP by British Sea Power
Released 4 October 2010
Recorded Selmeston and Isle of Skye in 2010
Genre Post-punk revival
Indie rock
Length 42:42
Label Rough Trade
Producer BSP & Graham Sutton
British Sea Power EP chronology
Valhalla V.I.P.

Zeus is an EP by the band British Sea Power. It was released on 4 October 2010 in the UK.

The EP, and its title track, are named after the transit van used by the band, according to singer and guitarist Yan.[1]

The band's merchandise stand at concerts also sold their own brand of beer named "Zeus".[2][3]

Contradictory to the appearance of their names, the track "Mongk" is a remix of the song "Mongk II", which was written earlier but released later.[4] Both "Mongk II" and "Cleaning Out The Rooms" appeared on the Valhalla Dancehall album, released a few months after Zeus.

The EP artwork is strongly inspired by a London Underground poster designed by Kathleen Stenning in 1925.[5]

Track listing

  1. "Zeus" – 7:02
  2. "Cleaning Out The Rooms" – 7:11
  3. "Can We Do It?" – 2:50
  4. "Bear" – 5:56
  5. "Pardon My Friends" – 2:35
  6. "Mongk" – 4:57
  7. "kW·h" – 3:22
  8. "Retreat" (Bonus Track) – 8:49

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog number Chart Peak
United Kingdom 4 October 2010 Rough Trade Records CD RTRADSCD593 -
United Kingdom 4 October 2010 Rough Trade Records 12" -


  1. ^ Jody Thompson (2010-09-23). "British Sea Power Say Mystery New Album Is a 'Scorcher'". Spinner. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  2. ^ Andy Barding (2011-03-01). "British Sea Power – live review". Louder Than War. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  3. ^ Alex Nelson (2011). "British Sea Power, Bo Ningen Norwich Waterfront, 21st February 2011". Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  4. ^ Dom Gourlay (2011-02-24). ""A lot of the Western world is just mental": DiS meets British Sea Power". DrownedInSound. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  5. ^ "London Transport Museum Shop". London Transport Museum Shop. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
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