Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting - Inform - Educate - Entertain
Public Service Broadcasting release their debut album on their own Test Card Recordings. Taking in archive material from the BFI and StudioCanal along with classic American public information films (such as the brutal driving-safety messages found on single 'Signal 30'), the album sees the corduroy-clad J. Willgoose, Esq. and his faithful drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, seeking to fulfil their mission statement over a wide range of subject matter and styles. The band weave samples from these films around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics, creating an array of diverse tracks. What emerges is, by turns, thrilling, moving, funny and powerful; or, if you will, informative, educational and - most of all - entertaining. For fans of Stereolab, Krautrock, Lemon Jelly and British Sea Power. Vinyl housed in gatefold sleeve with inner sleeve and download.
PSB's debut album entered the UK charts at #21 and has gone on to sell over 40,000 copies worldwide.
It received widespread critical acclaim, including 5* Album of the Month from Artrocker plus 4* reviews from The Guardian, The Independent and many more. It was also picked by BBC 6Music DJs & staff as the 9th best album of the year and appeared in many best of the year lists. 2014 has been another busy year with tours of the US & Europe including sold out shows in New York, Rome & SXSW in Austin plus a support tour with the Manic Street Preachers.
“They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect” The Independent
“Genuinely original, innovating and amazing” Artrocker Album of the Month
Time Out “Inspirational stuff”
BBC6 Music: “Absolutely, sensationally brilliant” Top 10 Albums of 2013
"Adrenalised post-rock and electronics..gripping" 4* Mojo