Waving Flags

"Waving Flags" is the first single to be released from British Sea Power's third studio album Do You Like Rock Music?. It was released on 7 January 2008 (UK) in CD and Vinyl format, as well being available as a digital download. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 31,[1] and the BBC Radio 1 Independent Label Singles chart at number one. The song was re-released in September 2008 to coincide with their Mercury Music Prize nomination.

"Waving Flags"
Single by British Sea Power
from the album Do You Like Rock Music?
Released7 January 2008
FormatCD, 7" Vinyl, Digital Download
GenrePost-punk revival
Indie rock
LabelRough Trade Records
Songwriter(s)Martin Noble, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
Producer(s)BSP & Graham Sutton
British Sea Power singles chronology
"Remember Me/I Am a Cider Drinker"
"Waving Flags"
"No Lucifer"

No Lucifer

Waving Flags

Living Is So Easy

The track can also be heard on E4's Skins where it plays out the Franky episode from Series 5.

Track listings


  1. "Waving Flags"
  2. "Everybody Must Be Saved"

7" Vinyl 1

  1. "Waving Flags"
  2. "Ooby Dooby Doo"

7" Vinyl 2

  1. "Waving Flags (Wandering Horn Instrumental)"
  2. "Elizabeth and Susan Meet the Pelican"

Digital download

  1. "Waving Flags (Single Version)"
  2. "Waving Flags (Hotel 2 Tango Demo Version)"
  3. "Waving Flags (White Mischief Live Version)"


  1. "UK Official Charts: British Sea Power". Official Charts Company. 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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