The Olympia Theatre, Dublin: Thursday 31st January.
+ Special guest, Ryan Vail
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 - beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices.
The follow up to 2015’s ‘The Race For Space’ sees J. Willgoose, Esq. take us on a journey down the mineshafts of the South Wales valleys and the stories found there are a black mirror to the plight of workers everywhere. He explains:
“This album isn’t just about mining, and isn’t just about Wales. It’s a story reflected in abandoned and neglected communities across the western world, and one which has led to the resurgence of a particularly malignant, cynical and calculating brand of politics”.
“For PSB the horizon looks boundless” NME
“Out of this world” The Observer
“Richly entertaining, immersive and evocative, orchestrated with fastidious care and feeling” The Independent on Sunday
“Bombastically brilliant” Clash
“A rocket-fuelled silver screen roller coaster… PSB are pushing the boundaries of what rock music can be” DIY
“You’ll never need another band ever” Esquire
“Public Service Broadcasting, working with clips from the BFI archives, have reinvented the concept album as a delightful, historically engaged rave-up” The Arts Desk
“Brilliantly emotional soundscaping” i
"This is the pinnacle of what PSB are trying to achieve, by breathing new life into dusty old relics, and it makes for truly magical, exhilarating listening" The 405
“Pop so high-brow it's nearly in orbit” Channel 4 News