Public Service Broadcasting have been living out their mission statement for over a decade now – “to teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.”
Their first album in 2013 used archival film samples from the British Film Institute to create audio portraits of subjects including the Battle of Britain and the race to climb Mount Everest. Two years later they turned their attention to the space race and in 2017 they collaborated with James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers to explore the community and memory of the British coal industry. Their latest album Bright Magic focuses on the history of Berlin. With their soaring rock guitar and innovative use of synths becoming almost as much of a trademark as their use of archive samples, they’re a unique band operating in their own sphere.
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