Zeus (EP)

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

EP by
Released4 October 2010
RecordedSelmeston and Isle of Skye in 2010
GenrePost-punk revival
Indie rock
LabelRough Trade
ProducerBSP & Graham Sutton
British Sea Power EP chronology
Valhalla V.I.P.

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