Waving Flags

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"Waving Flags"
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Single by British Sea Power
from the album Do You Like Rock Music?
Released 7 January 2008
Format CD, 7" Vinyl, Digital Download
Genre Post-punk revival
Indie rock
Label Rough 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

"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.

British Sea Power English rock group

British Sea Power (BSP) are an indie rock band based in Brighton, East Sussex, England, although three of the band members originally come from Kendal, Cumbria, England. The wide-ranging nature of their material has led critics to liken their sound to a variety of groups, from The Cure and Joy Division to the Pixies and Arcade Fire. The band are famed for their live performances, the unusual lyrical content of their songs and the adventurous choice of locations for some of their shows.

<i>Do You Like Rock Music?</i> 2008 studio album by British Sea Power

Do You Like Rock Music? is the third album from the Brighton-based English band, British Sea Power. It was released on 14 January 2008 in the UK and 12 February 2008 in the United States. The album is preceded by the Krankenhaus? EP, released on digital download on 8 October 2007.

UK Singles Chart British singles sales chart

The UK Singles Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming. The Official Chart, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, is the UK music industry's recognised official measure of singles and albums popularity because it is the most comprehensive research panel of its kind, today surveying over 15,000 retailers and digital services daily, capturing 99.9% of all singles consumed in Britain across the week, and over 98% of albums. To be eligible for the chart, a single is currently defined by the Official Charts Company (OCC) as either a 'single bundle' having no more than four tracks and not lasting longer than 25 minutes or one digital audio track not longer than 15 minutes with a minimum sale price of 40 pence. The rules have changed many times as technology has developed, the most notable being the inclusion of digital downloads in 2005 and streaming in July 2014.


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)"

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English rock band British Sea Power has released 10 studio albums, 3 soundtrack albums, 6 extended plays, 58 compilation appearances, 27 singles, 12 music videos and 4 miscellaneous


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