With support from Fiona Soe Paing - www.fionasoepaing.bandcamp.com
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 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 13,000 copies
The band will release their debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain on 6 May 2013
preceded by single Signal 30. The album will also include the singles Everest & ROYGBIV
which both won the BBC 6Music Rebel Playlist in 2012 (an accolade which the band won
a record-breaking four times!).
'Signal 30' is a notoriously grisly and hard-hitting US road safety film from 1959. Taking
their inspiration from the original title, and stopping via numerous other American
public information driving films including 'The Bottle and The Throttle' and 'None For
The Road', PSB deliver three and a half minutes of pure adrenaline - driving fast so you
don't have to.
Public Service Broadcasting will embark on a mammoth 46 date tour of the UK in late
February, March and May in support of the single and album - taking care to drive safely
along the way, of course. Confirmed Summer festival slots include Glastonbury, Secret
Garden Party, Rockness, Hop Farm, Kendal Calling & many others.
"Overlaying adrenalised post-rock and electronic sampled dialogue may sound like a dry pemise, but there is a strange and gripping transport to be had in these imaginative flights." 4/5 - Mojo album review
“They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect” - Independent
“Genuinely original, innovating and amazing” - Artrocker Best Electro Act 2012