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PSB's debut album entered the UK charts at #21 and has gone on to sell over 40,000 copies worldwide.
It received widespread critical acclaim, including 5* Album of the Month from Artrocker plus 4* reviews from The Guardian, The Independent and many more. It was also picked by BBC 6Music DJs & staff as the 9th best album of the year and appeared in many best of the year lists. 2014 has been another busy year with tours of the US & Europe including sold out shows in New York, Rome & SXSW in Austin plus a support tour with the Manic Street Preachers in May.
Another hectic summer festival season beckons with profile slots at Bestival, Camp Bestival, Larmer Tree and many more up and down the country not to mention a slot on the Westholts Stage at Glastonbury. New material follows later in the year.
“They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect” The Independent
“Genuinely original, innovating and amazing” Artrocker Album of the Month
Time Out “Inspirational stuff”
BBC6 Music: “Absolutely, sensationally brilliant” Top 10 Albums of 2013
"Adrenalised post-rock and electronics..gripping" 4* Mojo
"A sampladelic delight" 4* Independent on Sunday
"Brilliant" Q Magazine
"An extraordinary debut" The 405
"A truly exciting, original and innovative band" Loud & Quiet.
Taking in archive material from the BFI and StudioCanal along with classic American public information films 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 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”.
1. Inform – Educate – Entertain
3. Theme from PSB
4. Signal 30
5. Night Mail
8. The Now Generation
9. Lit Up
11. Late Night Final