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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING at THE CAVES - 7 MAY 2013
Advance tickets £10 stbf from Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland, 0131 220 324,
Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe.
PSB's uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future - beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices.
PSB released their debut single, ROYGBIV, to the masses in March 2012. The single won the Rebel Playlist on BBC 6 Music (the first of the band's unprecedented four public voted Rebel Playlist triumphs in 2012) and was on the receiving end of a 5* review in Artrocker magazine. Next came The War Room EP in May 2012. The EP included BBC 6 Music favourites Spitfire and London Can Take It, both of which became mainstays on the daytime playlist, as well as receiving multiple plays on Xfm, BBC Radio 2, & Absolute Music. Live sessions with Gideon Coe (6 Music) & John Kennedy (Xfm) followed. The War Room received 'CD of the Week' in the Independent on Sunday and has sold over 12,000 copies to date.
Fresh from the success of The War Room, PSB set their sights on the summit of Everest, adapting the 1953 feature-length documentary ‘The Conquest of Everest'. The stunning film was shot by expedition member George Lowe, and recounts Hillary, Tenzing et al’s successful ascent of the tallest mountain in the world. The single won (yet again) the Rebel Playlist on 6 Music and also received airplay on Xfm, Radio 2, Amazing Radio and more, and led to appearances for the band in Q, MOJO, Loud and Quiet, Wire and numerous other publications.
In support of the release of Everest, PSB took their live AV show on tour around the UK, selling out multiple dates including their headline London show at XOYO. The band are now preparing to release their debut album in Spring 2013, in what is shaping up to be a very busy year indeed.
Artrocker: “Genuinely original, innovating and amazing”
Buzz Magazine 5/5 Everest Single Review “The year's finest pop moment”
Janice Long, BBC Radio 2: “My new favourite band”
The Independent: “They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to
Time Out: “Inspirational stuff”
John Kennedy, Xfm: “Absolutely brilliant”
Music Week: "This duo are bringing the past up to date whilst sounding like they belong in 2012”
The Wire (The War Room Review): “The music is a moody sheen of rock rhythms and samples occupying the space between Pink Floyd's The Wall and the Orb's early output.
Public Service Broadcasting
at The Caves, Niddry Street, Edinburgh
on Tuesday 7th May 2013.
Tickets £10.00 (stbf) from Ticketweb, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland.