‘No Lucifer’ is the second single to be released from British Sea Power’s acclaimed album, ‘Do You Like Rock Music?’ In keeping with their style, it’s packed with abstract lyrical references – amongst them the Pope’s wartime exploits and wrestler Big Daddy – there’s enough wordplay to keep you guessing for many weeks to come. What really matters, though, is the music, and on this front ‘No Lucifer’ doesn’t disappoint. After a gradually building intro, at the twenty second mark its goodbye sparse and hello anthem. From then on, the drums relentlessly drive the song underneath a chorus of vast proportions. Hamilton provides a whimsical but thoroughly charged vocal, and the recurring chant of “Easy! Easy!” gives ‘No Lucifer’ its powerful identity.
Released 10/03/08 on Rough Trade.