Public Service Broadcasting
Tickets on sale this Wednesday 19th December 2012
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.
Through their uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions, audiences will witness the band 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.
The band's debut album will be released in Spring 2013. PSB released their debut single, ROYGBIV, to the masses in March 2012. The single won the Rebel Playlist on BBC 6 Music (the first of the band's unprecedented four public-voted Rebel Playlist triumphs in 2012) and was on the receiving end of a 5* review in
Next came 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 12,000 copies to date.
Fresh from the success of The War Room, PSB set their sights on the summit of Everest, adapting the 1953 feature-length documentary ‘The Conquest of Everest'. The stunning film was shot by expedition member George Lowe, and recounts Hillary, Tenzing et al’s successful ascent of the tallest mountain in the world. The single won (yet again) the Rebel Playlist on 6 Music and also received airplay on Xfm, Radio 2, Amazing Radio and more, and led to appearances for the band in Q, MOJO, Loud and Quiet, Wire and numerous other publications.
In support of the release of Everest, PSB took their live AV show on tour around the UK, selling out multiple dates including their headline London show at XOYO. The band are now preparing to release their debut album in Spring 2013, in what is shaping up to be a very busy year indeed.
Tickets priced €12.00 (inc. booking fee) available from Ticketmaster and usual outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie