Public Service Broadcasting unveil video for ‘Go’ from ‘The Race From Space’

The Race For Space out now

Video for new single ‘Go!’ unveiled 

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

“Out of this world” The Observer ****

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

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

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

“Rich and evocative…the sound of two young men gazing heavenwards and dreaming” Uncut 7/10

“Vibrates with poignancy and grandeur” Q***

“A thrilling trip to the stars” Hot Press 9/10

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

“Atmospheric synths, crashing cymbals… an epic sci-fi score” Stereogum

“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

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

“Brilliantly executed” The Guardian


In the week that Public Service Broadcasting’s lauded second album The Race For Space is released the band unveil a brand new video for upcoming single ‘Go!’ (due May 8).

Befitting the band’s studious nature, rather than focusing on the more obvious heroes of the lunar landings – the astronauts – the band turn their attention to the people in the control room, the scientists, engineers and experts, who played a crucial part in the success of the mission.

How people still doubt that the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, particularly with such compelling evidence as used in PSB’s current video is a mystery to J. Willgoose:

“I find it a particularly sad indictment of our species that arguably our greatest technological and spiritual achievement – leaving our own planet and walking on another celestial body – is viewed by the more cynical as a colossal waste of money or, worse, as the greatest hoax ever perpetuated.”

Willgoose, Esq. – the mastermind behind the record – often fields questions on how his songs come together. ‘Go!’ almost wrote itself, he says: “The first time I heard the call-outs and the replies, there was such excitement and frenetic-ness to it. It was obvious to me that this was going to be a fast-paced song and it was going to be called ‘Go!’” The finished result is a fiery and confident speed-trial of a track, with an infectious chorus 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.

“With our album and our music we are attempting to translate into our own voices a celebration of that period, in the process communicating something of ourselves and our faith in the technological progress of our species, and it is on those terms that I’d hope our album is judged.”

Fresh from touring with Kaiser Chiefs, the band will play two launch shows at the National Space Centre, Leicester later this week – both of which sold out in under 24 hours – as well as three in-store shows at UK record stores before heading around the world on an extensive tour. In the UK, they will blast off at Brighton’s Corn Exchange on 22 April before splashing down for a huge show at London’s Roundhouse on 7 May.

Order The Race For Space here from the band’s website:

UK & Ireland headline dates

22nd April – Corn Exchange, Brighton **Sold out**

23rd April – O2 Academy, Bristol

24th April – Pyramids, Portsmouth

25th April – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

28th April – The Foundry, Sheffield

29th April – Ritz, Manchester

30th April – Riverside, Newcastle

1st May – The Ironworks, Inverness

2nd May – O2 ABC, Glasgow

3rd May – Mandela Hall, Belfast

5th May – Button Factory, Dublin

6th May – The Institute, Birmingham

7th May – Roundhouse, London

Tickets on sale here.