Public Service Broadcasting (band)

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Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting Press Shot.jpg
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Alternative,[1] art rock, indie rock, electronica, dance-punk, krautrock[2]
Labels Test Card Recordings, Believe Recordings
Website publicservicebroadcasting.net
Members J. Wilgoose Esq, Wrigglesworth

Public Service Broadcasting is a London-based pseudonymous musical duo consisting of J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitar, banjo, other stringed instruments, samplings and electronic instruments; and Wrigglesworth on drums, piano and electronic instruments.[3] The band play instrumental music, with Willgoose noting that "singing is never going to work. I'm not going to be happy with it, I'm not going to be comfortable playing it to other people."[4] The band have toured internationally.

They take samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, attempting to 'teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future'.[5] The band have released two albums, Inform-Educate-Entertain (2013); a second one, The Race for Space, released on 23 February 2015. They have a close relationship with the British Film Institute, using their material during live-shows.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "ROYGBIV" - 5 March 2012 [11] which won the BBC Radio 6 Music Rebel Playlist.[12]
  • "Spitfire" - 26 March 2012 [13][14][15][16] which won the BBC Radio 6 Music Rebel Playlist.[17]
  • "London Can Take It" - 13 August 2012 [18][19]
  • "Everest" - 12 November 2012 only for digital downloading . The song is based around The Conquest of Everest, a 1953 film charting Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's first successful ascent of the mountain.[20]
  • Signal 30 [21]
  • Night Mail
  • "Gagarin" - 1 December 2014 (first single of the album "The Race For Space")
  • "Go!" - 23 February 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting". Apple. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Albums by Public Service Broadcasting: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide - Rate Your Music
  3. ^ Lester, Paul (12 December 2012). "New band of the week: Public Service Broadcasting". theguardian.com. 
  4. ^ a b Sheffield, Hazel (6 February 2014). "Public Service Broadcasting keep calm and carry on". theguardian.com. 
  5. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting + guests". Picture House Hackney. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting EP One page". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Review: Public Service Broadcasting - The War Room EP". Spindle Magazine. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "MusicBrainz The War Room release page". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting are going to W*A*R!"". Artrocker. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Today Mark's joined by J. Willgoose Esq from the very appropriately named band Public Service Broadcasting". BBC 6 Music programmes. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting ROYGBIV page". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting win the BBC 6 Music Rebel Playlist!". Popular news. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting - Spitfire". Caffeine Nicotine. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "MusicBrainz Spitfire release page". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting - Spitfire video". New Musical Express. 
  16. ^ "J.Willgoose interviewed by Chris Hawkins about the making of the single Spitfire". BBC 6 Music programmes. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting win Rebel Playlist at 6 followed by an addition to the main daytime playlist!". Popular news. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting ‘London Can Take It’ video". Access All Areas Music. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "London Can Take It release page". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Public Service Broadcasting - Everest". YouTube. 
  21. ^ "Single Announcement & Another Tour Poster". Public Service Broadcasting. 

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