Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting live at the Powerstation Thursday 3 May
Mayday, Mayday…… Special Band Alert…… Very Special Band Alert……
Solid Entertainment is thrilled to announce the brilliant London-based band Public Service Broadcasting for their first solo headline show in New Zealand. This is an unmissable chance to immerse yourself in the PSB rollercoaster of sound & vision. Music fans love this band!
Solid Entertainment and 95bFM Presents
Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting have become one of the most exciting live acts in the UK. Wowing audiences with their mesmerising performances and palette of sounds, samples and unique production PSB are receiving career-best 5-star reviews.
PSB’s spell-binding live audio and visual transmissions weave samples from vintage public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitars, banjo synths and electronics. Simultaneous onstage projections beam stunning accompanying visuals and take the audience on a spectacular trip whilst being fully connected in the musical moment.
A night with Public Service Broadcasting is like no other as they take you on journeys through time - from the space race to wartime drama, down the mineshafts of South Wales, and not forgetting, of course, the triumphant conquering of Everest by our very own Sir Edmund Hillary.
Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with drumming companion, Wrigglesworth and bass player, keys and horns man extraordinaire, JF Abraham, are on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe.
Feel the flight adrenalin rush of Spitfire, dance as Gagarin becomes the first human in space and rejoice when Apollo 8 reappears around The Other Side - a PSB live experience is a triumphant punching of the air cum historically engaged rave-up! Everest, always a crowd favourite and highpoint in every sense, will, of course, be a magical moment, as the bastard is knocked off right here on home soil!
Now three albums deep PSB have featured in critics best-of-year lists since the band burst onto the scene in 2012 with The War Room EP and lead single Spitfire which brought them regularly onto the airwaves. Willgoose has an established reputation for weaving forensic, historical research into evocative storytelling. Critically acclaimed new album Every Valley is a journey down the mineshafts of the Welsh valleys shining a light on the disenfranchised. Every Valley follows the silver-certified The Race For Space, which went on to spawn a remix and live album and the excellent debut LP Inform – Educate – Entertain.
PSB have made only one previous NZ appearance - a hugely well received Womad Festival headlining slot in 2015. This will be your first chance to see this unique band performing their own headline show.
“The last music of the weekend came from the hugely popular English duo Public Service Broadcasting whose mix of live instruments, samples and film footage was as much a pleasure to watch as to dance to” (NZ Herald)
PSB are a totally exhilarating live experience. A socially conscious and very human band creating a pulsating electro post-rock surround soundscape and vision, whilst pushing the boundaries into outer space. What more could you possibly want?
“You’ll never need another band ever” Esquire
“epic wall of sound moments that raise the hairs on the back of the neck….moments of pure joy” Gigwise
“A rocket-fuelled silver screen roller coaster… PSB are pushing the boundaries of what rock music can be” DIY
“Out of this world” The Observer
“Richly entertaining, immersive and evocative, orchestrated with fastidious care and feeling” The Independent on Sunday
“Bombastically brilliant” Clash
“Brilliantly emotional soundscaping” i
“For PSB the horizon looks boundless” NME