Public Service Broadcasting, release single ‘Night Mail’, their debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’ and announce Irish dates.

Public Service Broadcasting

New Single ‘Night Mail’ Out 4 November

From Their Critically Acclaimed Debut Album Out 15 November

‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’

After a triumphant festival season which has seen Public Service Broadcasting playing to packed stages and tents across the UK, the duo return this Autumn with ‘Night Mail’, the stand-out track from their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’.Their first long-player came in at #21 in the UK album chart in May 2013 and was nominated for Best Independent Album at AIM Awards 2013. Following this success the band are now planning a full release of the album in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as adding Belfast and Dublin dates to their tour.

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.

The band burst onto the scene in May 2012 with their critically-acclaimed EP, The War Room, which has now sold over 17,000 copies and earned them many high profile supporters (Manic Street Preachers, New Order, Matt Horne & Ed Byrne amongst others). Over the past 18 months the band has risen from playing in the back room of pubs to selling out shows all over the UK.

PSB’s uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them 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 new single ‘Night Mail’ takes as its subject matter from the eponymous film of 1936, a pioneering documentary film produced by the General Post Office and the Royal Mail Group. Setting the original words of the documentary – including the much loved Night Mail poem – to a song that evokes the rhythm, speed and excitement of the railway in the era of the steam train, PSB breathe a new lease of life into a gem of a film.

This month PSB tour with Manic Street Preachers for a run of dates capping off a fantastic year for PSB which has seen them sail past 100 live transmissions, including support slots with New Order @ Jodrell Bank, The Rolling Stones @ Hyde Park and over 30 summer festivals including Glastonbury, Green Man, Festival No.6 and many more.

“Public Service Broadcasting repurpose old films to new effect, and it works beautifully… Artful and evocative”  – The Guardian 4* – Album of the Week

They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect” – Independent on Sunday

I-E-E is fresh and fun. Long may the sound of yesterday’s futures haunt our airwaves” – Clash Magazine

“Absolutely essential listening”- Artrocker  5* – Album Of The Month

“Adrenalised post-rock and electronics…Gripping”  – Mojo 4*

“A triumphant debut”-  Time Out

Brilliant” – Q Magazine

Terrific” – GQ


Friday 15 November                       The Stiff Kitten, Belfast

Saturday 16 November                 The Button Factory, Dublin