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  • This is the title track of British alternative rock band British Sea Power's fourth EP. Frontman Scott Wilkinson told Q magazine about this thundering stomper with lyrical references to TV chef Rick Stein. "It's about a transit van called Zeus with magical powers. I got a bit sick of a party at Rick Stein's house and Zeus is the means of escape."

    "It's not a real life story," he added, "it's fantasy. I just woke up and for some reason I had the image of meeting Rick Stein in my head."

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