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  • Public Service Broadcasting 'Live At Brixton' - Cargo Records UK

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    Public Service Broadcasting are pleased to reveal the release of a double LP/CD live album of their sold-out performance at Brixton Academy from ‘The Race For Space’ Tour, recorded on 29 November 2015. A taster of this release can be viewed here as the band perform their celebration of the moon landings with crowd favourite, ‘Go!’

    “We first talked about the possibility of a live album and DVD a long while before Brixton and I have to confess that I ruled it out almost immediately” says frontman J. Willgoose, Esq. “I was persuaded over a few months, though, by both the reaction on the night - which was overwhelming - and of those who watched the stream as it went out live, that something special had occurred and it truly was worth documenting. Brixton had been a dream of mine ever since seeing the Manics there on their Everything Must Go tour many moons ago. Playing there as Public Service Broadcasting, and selling it out, was something I never even thought of as a possibility. It’s my favourite venue in the world and we wanted to make it a show to remember.”

    The show features arena-level production crammed onto the Brixton stage with a 13- piece choir, 5-piece string section, expanded brass section, a longer set list, Smoke Fairies guesting on Valentina, a surprise special guest, dancers, pyrotechnics and more as the London-based band wow a hometown crowd with a very special performance. The release will be accompanied by a DVD filmed on the night along with an audio commentary from the band and bonus features.

    Tracklisting:
    1. The Race For Space
    2. Sputnik
    3. Signal 30
    4. Theme From PSB
    5. Night Mail
    6. London Can Take It
    7. Valentina
    8. Korolev
    9. E.V.A.
    10. If War Should Come
    11. Spitfire
    12. Lit Up
    13. The Other Side
    14. ‘Go!’
    15. Tomorrow
    16. Gagarin
    17. Everest
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    Public Service Broadcasting are releasing live favourite ‘The Other Side’ on picture disk vinyl - limited to 2000 copies.

    J. Willgoose, Esq., the mastermind behind PSB's hit record The Race For Space, describes the track as the "most emotional moment" on the album as it delivers emotive charges of drama, heroism and wonder.

    The Race For Space reached #11 in the UK album charts in its first week – with 5 weeks in the top 40 and 14 weeks in the top 100 – selling over 70k records worldwide since its release, making it one of the top 20 best selling independent releases of 2015.

    The B-side of the record is a reworking by electronic wizard, Datassette, who stretches out the sound into a six-minute journey, complete with euphoric crescendo.

    "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

    “Vividly conveys the triumph, the glamour and the tragedy of the space race” Album Of The Week Time Out

    “Rich and evocative, 'The Race For Space' is the sound of two young men gazing heavenwards and dreaming” Uncut

    "Vibrates with poignancy and grandeur" Q

    “Out of this world” The Observer ****

    “Brilliantly executed” The Guardian

    “A magnificent record” GQ

    “A perfectly realised work of art” The Sun ****

    “A rocket-fuelled silver screen roller coaster… PSB are pushing the boundaries of what rock music can be” DIY

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  • Public Service Broadcasting 'The Race For Space / Remixes' - Cargo Records UK

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    Standard LP packaging, LP comes with DL.  On the 17th of June, Public Service Broadcasting will release The Race For Space / Remixes, twelve tracks that tell the story of the USA and USSR's battle for supremacy in space, this time remixed by and through the lens of PSB's talented musical contemporaries.

    The album includes brand new mixes from Field Music, Boxed In, Vessels, Dutch Uncles, Robert Babicz, Maps and Copy Paste Soul plus Psychemagik, Blond:Ish, Petar Dundov and Kauf.

    The Race For Space reached #11 in the UK album charts in its first week – with 5 weeks in the top 40 and 14 weeks in the top 100 – selling over 75k records worldwide since its release, recently achieving Silver status in the UK with 60k chart registered sales and registering it as one of the top 20 best selling independent releases of 2015.

    J. Willgoose Esq. points out, "Even back when I was still writing this album, I was imagining the kind of remixes we could get and the artists who we'd ask. I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out; I think this is a really interesting and fresh (and in some cases mildly bonkers, a good thing in my book) reinterpretation of our songs and I'm looking forward to sharing it with our fans."

    "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

    “Vividly conveys the triumph, the glamour and the tragedy of the space race” Album Of The Week Time Out

    “Rich and evocative, 'The Race For Space' is the sound of two young men gazing heavenwards and dreaming” Uncut

    "Vibrates with poignancy and grandeur" Q

    “Out of this world” The Observer ****

    “A magnificent record” GQ

    “A rocket-fuelled silver screen roller coaster… PSB are pushing the boundaries of what rock music can be” DIY

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  • Public Service Broadcasting 'Sputnik / Korolev' - Cargo Records UK

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    Public Service Broadcasting are pleased to reveal plans for a new EP this November which includes a brand new track – Korolev – whilst lead single, Sputnik - the most dancefloor friendly track on The Race For Space - has been remixed by some leading lights in the dance and electronic world.

    While ‘Sputnik’ gathers tension as it carefully builds to its euphoric finish of wonder, new cut ‘Korolev’ carries a familiar progressive energy with a powerful riff at its core, and quick flashes of a grand brass section.

    The EP will be released on 12” vinyl, CD & digital along with 4 stellar remixes from Blond:ish, Petar Dundov, Eagles & Butterflies & Plugger.

    Korolev, or “The Chief Designer” as he was referred to at the time, was the talismanic figure spearheading the Russian Space program and the lead designer of Sputnik. His untimely death in 1966 had a huge impact on the outcome of the Soviet battle with the United States to be the first nation to land a man on the Moon.

    Sputnik embarks on a new path with Peter Dundov's relentless beat and tightly executed electronic twists whilst echoed words add a dark touch to Eagles & Butterflies' house-inspired electro flourishes. Canadians Blond:ish take us on a 12-minute voyage through an unpredictable range of textures, adding a spark to the soft, dazzling beat and creating a sense of nostalgia in the process. Plugger complete the EP, ramping up the intensity of ‘Sputnik’ as it journeys into an exhilarating groove.

    Tracklisting:
    CD:
    1 Sputnik [Radio Edit]
    2 Korolev
    3 Sputnik [Petar Dundov Remix]
    4 Sputnik [Eagles & Butterflies Remix]
    5 Sputnik [Blond:Ish Remix]
    6 Sputnik [Plugger Remix]

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    1 Sputnik [Radio Edit]
    2 Korolev
    3 Sputnik [Petar Dundov Remix]
    4 Sputnik [Eagles & Butterflies Remix]
    5 Sputnik [Blond:Ish Remix]
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  • Public Service Broadcasting 'Go!' - Cargo Records UK

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    Limited edition, only 1500 copies.

    Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1HF4ymT Go! is the second single to be taken from Public Service Broadcasting's critically-acclaimed new album The Race For Space.

    The album reached #11 in the UK album charts, #1 in the Independent Chart & #1 in Record Store Chart in it's first week, spent 3 weeks in the top 50 and selling over 16,000 copies in the first 4 weeks since release.

    The single is a fiery and confident speed-trial of a track, with an infectious hook and the most unlikely sing-along dialogue of the year, all counting down to the moon landing itself when Neil Armstrong utters the relief-filled words, “The Eagle has landed”.

    The Race For Space is out now via Test Card Recordings and tells the story of the American & 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 band are currently in the midst of a globe-trotting tour.

    They return to the UK in April where they commence what promises to be a sold out tour following their London, Brighton, Birmingham & Manchester dates selling out 2 months up front. A show at the 02 Academy, Brixton has been announced for Sunday 29 November.

    Go! will be released on 7” vinyl on 11 May 2015 with a remix on the B-side from Scottish electro-post-rockers Errors who have just released new album Lease Of Life. The Race For Space follows Inform – Educate – Entertain, Public Service Broadcasting’s debut album which has sold over 50k copies worldwide.

    Press quotes:
    “For PSB the horizon looks boundless” NME 8/10

    “Out of this world” The Observer ****

    “Vibrates with poignancy and grandeur” Q

    “A multi-faceted, yet cohesive, creation that burnishes anew the golden age of space exploration” Mojo ****

    “Make no bones about it, this is a beautiful record… just wonderful” Drowned in Sound 8/10

    “Richly entertaining, immersive and evocative, orchestrated with fastidious care and feeling” The Independent on Sunday ****

    “Rich and evocative...the sound of two young men gazing heavenwards and dreaming” Uncut

    “Brilliantly executed” The Guardian

    “A magnificent record” GQ

    “A perfectly realised work of art” The Sun ****


    “Vividly conveys the triumph, the glamour and the tragedy of the space race” Album Of The Week Time Out

    “Kraftwerk-meets-Aphex Twin-meets-Daft Punk… suitable for a laser show at the local planetarium” NPR

    “Bombastically brilliant” Clash

    “Immense” Mail On Sunday ****

    “A rocket-fuelled silver screen roller coaster… PSB are pushing the boundaries of what rock music can be” DIY

    “Excellent” Metro

    “You’ll never need another band ever” Esquire

    “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

    “A euphoric musical journey” Shortlist Albums of 2015

    “Pop so high-brow it's nearly in orbit” Channel 4 News

    Tracklisting :
    A: Go! (Radio Edit)
    B: Go! (Errors Remix)

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    Following the critical and commercial success of their debut album last year and 18 months’ extensive touring & festival appearances, Public Service Broadcasting are pleased to confirm the release of their eagerly anticipated second album, The Race For Space. 


    After touring USA/Aus/NZ/Canada, PSB will embark on a major UK tour in April / May – dates below. Before all of this, they will be playing 14 dates as the sole support to Kaiser Chiefs on their UK arena tour where they expect to play to 80k+ people around the country – dates below.

    Recorded at The Pool Studios and Abbey Road in London and, once again working with exclusive archive footage from the British Film Institute, the new record will tell the story of the American & 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 #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 2013.

    Press Highlights:

    “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

    “Inspirational stuff” Time Out

    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

    "Terrific" GQ

    "Brilliant" Q Magazine

    "An extraordinary debut" The 405

    "A truly exciting, original and innovative band" Loud & Quiet.

    Live Dates: UK Tour dates:
    22 APRIL Brighton Corn Exchange,
    23 Bristol O2 Academy,
    24 Portsmouth Pyramids,
    25 Cambridge Corn Exchange,
    28 Sheffield The Foundry,
    29 Manchester Ritz,
    30 Newcastle Riverside
    1 MAY Inverness The Ironworks,
    2 Glasgow O2 ABC
    3 Belfast Mandela Hall,
    5 Dublin Button Factory,
    6 Birmingham The Institute,
    7 London Roundhouse.

    Short biography:
    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”

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     ''Night Mail' is released as a special edition 12" EP, featuring two extended mixes. Ben Gomori takes the original and twists it into an altogether funkier beast, while Baltic Fleet take their mix into Flying Lotus territory with heavy synth washes before bursting out into a late night electro jam. The radio edit of the original finishes off the set - limited to 1,000 copies and sure to be a collectors' item.

    Ben Gomori is an eclectically minded house producer & DJ with releases for the likes of Nurvous, Purp & Soul, Baker Street Recordings, Sleazy Deep and Anjunadeep plus his acclaimed re-edits series have helped him to make a mark on the production side of things after a decade DJing in some of the world’s most legendary clubs and festivals.

    The tail end of 2012 saw Annie Mac make his Jai Paul Re-Edit her Foundcloud Track Of The Week on BBC Radio 1, while the Guardian Music blog chose his Dan Croll remix as their track of the month for the Music Alliance Pact. Remixes for X-Press 2, Kris Menace & Chelonis R. Jones & Chapel Club are also in the bag, with an EP for UNER’s Paulatine Records, two releases on New York's Stranjjur and a track on Asadinho's RvS imprint on the way in Autumn 2013. His first vinyl release for SHH! Edits sold out its first run and is on to its 2nd  with a follow-up release in stores too.

    Baltic Fleet is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and DIY producer Paul Fleming who returned in 2012 with his second album 'Towers' the follow-up to the critically acclaimed self-titled debut which was a Rough Trade Shops Record of the Year. In April 2013 Baltic Fleet was awarded the Liverpool Get Into This Award, dubbed the 'Scouse Mercury Prize' by The Quietus & voted for by NME, Quietus, Q & 6 music.

    The radio edit of the original finishes off the set - limited to 1,000 copies and sure to be a collectors' item.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Night Mail [Ben Gomori Redux 12" version]

    Side B:
    2. Night Mail [Baltic Fleet 12" version]
    3. Night Mail [Radio edit]

    This 12" comes with a download code for a 7 track remix:

    - Night Mail (Radio edit)
    - Night Mail (Baltic Fleet Remix radio edit)
    - Night Mail (Ben Gomori Redux radio edit)
    - Night Mail (Hejira Remix)
    - Night Mail (Baltic Fleet Remix 12" version)
    - Night Mail (Ben Gomori Redux 12" version)
    - Night Mail (Ben Gomori Redux Dub 12" version)

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  • Public Service Broadcasting 'Inform Educate Entertain - The DVD' - Cargo Records UK

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    Public Service Broadcasting 'Inform Educate Entertain' - The DVD.

    The DVD features numerous extras, including short films shot on the road with the band, live at Village Underground in London, and in conversation with Time Out at the BFI’s head office, amongst others, plus an insightful audio commentary from J. Willgoose, Esq who talks through the ideas and stories which lie behind each track.

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

    Extra Features:
    On the road with PSB
    An audience with PSB @ The BFI
    Live @ Village Underground

    Bonus Material:
    Theme From PSB music video
    Signal 30 music video
    Night Mail live video
    Everest live video

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    The debut CD release from Public Service Broadcasting - The War Room EP has Sold 14,000 + copies digital, CD & vinyl  to date. Now re-released by Test Card Recordings via Cargo. Over 250,000 views on Youtube!! 

    PSB's debut album Inform - Educate - Entertain debuted at #21 in UK album charts.

    Press hightlights 2013:
    Artrocker Album of the Month *****

    Guardian Album of the Week ****

    Time Out Top Ten Albums of 2013 so far June 2013

    Mojo ****

    Daily Express ****

    “Public Service Broadcasting repurpose old films to new effect, and it works beautifully...Artful and evocative” Guardian

    Absolutely essential listening.” Artrocker

    “Adrenalised post-rock and electronics... Gripping.” Mojo

    “Terrific” GQ

    "Brilliant” Q

    “An extraordinary debut...PSB may well be the UK's best new band. Your 2013 just won't be complete without them.” The 405

    "They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect” Independent

    “A truly exciting, original and innovative band” Loud & Quiet

    “Genuinely original, innovating and amazing” Artrocker Best Electro Act 2013

    Time Out’s Top Tips for 2013: “Inspirational stuff”

    John Kennedy XFM: “Absolutely brilliant”.

    The next single taken from the album, ‘Theme From PSB’ (12 August), is their summery, banjo-infused calling card which will soundtrack a string of festival slots around the UK. These include headline shows at Secret Garden Party, End Of The Road & Wickerman, plus appearances at Glastonbury, Standon Calling, Green Man and many more. They are also set for two very high profile support slots, with the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park and New Order at Jodrell Bank.

    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”.

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

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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

    "Terrific" GQ

    "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
    2. Spitfire
    3. Theme from PSB
    4. Signal 30
    5. Night Mail
    6. Qomolangma
    7. ROYGBIV
    8. The Now Generation
    9. Lit Up
    10. Everest
    11. Late Night Final

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