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Gagarin (RSD24 EDITION)

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    Public Service Broadcasting

    The Race For Space - 2023 Repress

    Following the critical and commercial success of their debut album last year and 18 months' extensive touring and festival appearances, Public Service Broadcasting release their eagerly anticipated second album, 'The Race For Space'. Once again working with exclusive archive footage from the British Film Institute, the new record tells the story of the American and Soviet space race from 1957 - 1972 via the duo's eccentric mix of guitar-driven electronica, propulsive drumming and spoken word samples culled from this uniquely rich period of modern history.

    'The Race For Space' follows 'Inform - Educate - Entertain', Public Service Broadcasting's debut album which reached number 21 in the UK album charts and was nominated for 'Best Independent Album' at the AIM Awards 2013, as well as being The Guardian's Album of the Week and one of BBC 6Music's Top 10 albums of 2015.

    Short biog: Taking in archive material from a variety of sources the new album sees the corduroy-clad J. Willgoose, Esq. and his faithful drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, continue their mission statement to Inform, Educate & Entertain. Through both the record and their uniquely spell-binding live audio-visual ‘Transmissions’, audiences witness 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. The Independent’s Simon Price said of the band : “In their love of history, and their understanding of the dignity of the wartime generation, they remind me of British Sea Power, although Stereolab are closer sonically. PSB are progressive without the florid ornamentation of Prog, dense and complex with not a semiquaver wasted. It's an industrious, diligent sound, and, in the flesh, surprisingly danceable: slamming chemical beats accompanied by old cine footage, providing a peculiar opportunity to party to Pathe news”

    TRACK LISTING

    1. The Race For Space
    2. Sputnik
    3. Gagarin
    4. Fire In The Cockpit
    5. E.V.A.
    6. The Other Side
    7. Valentina
    8. Go!
    9. Tomorrow

    Re-release of debut mini-album.

    Granted unique access to propaganda films from WWII-era Britain by the BFI and setting them to new music, Public Service Broadcasting unveil ‘The War Room’. Expect breathtaking visuals, brooding synths and pounding drums as J. Willgoose, Esq and his drumming companion Wrigglesworth teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future. The first single from the mini album, Spitfire, received rave reviews and became a permanent fixture on BBC 6Music over May & June. It won the public vote for the Rebel Playlist before spending 5 weeks on the main daytime playlist, as well as being awarded Artrocker's Single of the Month. The second single ‘London Can Take It’ is unveiled this August. The title, visuals & samples for the Blitz-based banjo belter come from a film of the same name, filed by American correspondent Quentin Reynolds. The film was shown to audiences in the USA in order to shore up support for Britain and its allies. As the eye of the world is trained on London for the 2012 Olympic Games, this track reminds us of a time when the public had to endure more trying times than Olympic traffic lanes and a disrupted commute. The War Room is dedicated to J. Willgoose, Esq.'s great-uncle, George Willgoose, who died at the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940 aged 26.

    The War Room mini album was initially released on 28th May 2012 on Test Card Recordings as a limited edition run of 500 vinyl which sold out within 2 weeks via the band’s website.


    TRACK LISTING

    1. If War Should Come
    2. London Can Take It
    3. Spitfire
    4. Dig For Victory
    5. Waltz For George

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Inform - Educate - Entertain

    “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 2013

    Public Service Broadcasting release their debut album which will be accompanied by an extensive 46-date UK tour in February, March and May.

    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.

    Through both the record and their uniquely spell-binding live audio-visual ‘Transmissions’, audiences will witness 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.

    The Independent’s Simon Price said of the band : “In their love of history, and their understanding of the dignity of the wartime generation, they remind me of British Sea Power, although Stereolab are closer sonically. PSB are progressive without the florid ornamentation of Prog, dense and complex with not a semiquaver wasted. It's an industrious, diligent sound, and, in the flesh, surprisingly danceable: slamming chemical beats accompanied by old cine footage, providing a peculiar opportunity to party to Pathe news”

    TRACK LISTING

    Inform – Educate – Entertain
    Spitfire
    Theme From PSB
    Signal 30
    Night Mail
    Qomolangma
    ROYGBIV
    The Now Generation
    Lit Up
    Everest
    Late Night Final


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