Support from The Little Kicks
Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of south 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 video projection devices.
PSB released their debut album INFORM – EDUCATE – ENTERTAIN on Test Card Recordings on 6 May. The album debuted at #21 in the UK album charts and received overwhelmingly positive reviews, including 5* Album of the Month from Artrocker Magazine, Album of the Week from The Guardian and 4* reviews from Mojo, The Independent and many more.
After a busy summer with headline shows at Secret Garden Party, End Of The Road & Wickerman and appearances at Glastonbury, Standon Calling, Festival No.6, Green Man and many more - plus high profile support slots with the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park and New Order at Jodrell Bank - the band are setting out on a 19 date tour of the UK & Ireland in November in support of the next single from their critically-acclaimed album.
Artrocker: “Genuinely original, innovating and amazing”
“Public Service Broadcasting repurpose old films to new effect, and it works beautifully...Artful and evocative”4/5 The Guardian Album of the Week
Artrocker Album of the Month
“Public Service Broadcasting are an innovative and inspirational pairing, breathing new life into not only the archived sounds they use but the electro music world as well. Absolutely essential listening.” 5/5 Artrocker
“Adrenalised post-rock and electronics... Gripping.”4/5 MOJO
“An extraordinary debut...PSB may well be the UK's best new band. Your 2013 just won't be complete without them.”8.5/10 The 405
“A truly exciting, original and innovative band”Loud & Quiet
“They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect” Independent on Sunday
Time Out: “Inspirational stuff”
John Kennedy, Xfm:“Absolutely brilliant”
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”