Public Service Broadcasting – If War Should Come

I’ve been doing a huge amount of gardening work this week and as a result I’m rather cream crackered, to put it mildly. So, before I address the latest political lunacy (which looks like it’s all about to kick off again), another music post: ‘Public Service Broadcasting’ are a London-based ‘alternative’ rock band. They are almost entirely instrumental and mix their music with samples from public information films and other copyright free material. Last year ‘Public Service Broadcasting’ released their third album, called Every Valley, which is all about the demise of the coal mining industry in Wales. Before I get onto that, here’s a track called Spitfire from their debut album, Inform-Educate-Entertain, which was released in 2013 and got to number 21 in the UK album charts (I find strong echoes here of Spectral mornings by ‘Cornershop’)…

In 2012, a year before their debut album, ‘Public Service Broadcasting’ released an EP called The War Room. This track from the EP is called If War Should Come (similarly, echoes of Frankie’s Two Tribes)…

Last September ‘Public Service Broadcasting’ featured their latest album, Every Valley, with a session on KEXP Radio in Seattle (I should add that KEXP are a brilliant source of upcoming music). Inbetween the performances J. Willgoose, the band’s founding member, is interviewed about the album and the mining industry in Wales…

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