Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based duo whose main ingredients are: 1) J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitars, banjos, other stringed instruments, samplings, electronic things; 2) Wrigglesworth on drums, pianos and other electronic things.
Taking samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material, they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.
PSB released debut single, ROYGBIV, to the masses in March 2012. The single won the Rebel Playlist on BBC 6 Music (the first of the band's hat-trick of public-voted Rebel Playlist triumphs in 2012!) and was on the receiving end of a 5* review in Artrocker magazine.
Next came The War Room EP in May 2012. The EP included BBC 6 Music favourites Spitfire and London Can Take It, both of which became mainstays on the daytime playlist, as well as receiving multiple plays on XFM, BBC Radio 2, & Absolute Music. Live sessions with Gideon Coe (6 Music) & John Kennedy (XFM) followed. The War Room received 'CD of the Week' in the Independent on Sunday and has sold over 10,000 copies to date.
Fresh from the success of The War Room EP, Public Service Broadcasting set their sights on the summit of Everest.
J. Willgoose, Esq. and drumming companion Wrigglesworth have teamed up with Studio Canal Plus to adapt the 1953 feature-length documentary ‘The Conquest of Everest'. The stunning film was shot by expedition member George Lowe, and recounts Hillary, Tenzing et al’s successful ascent of the tallest mountain in the world.
Everest precedes PSB's debut album, due to be released in Spring 2013, and sees the duo take their unique live AV show on their most extensive tour to date.
Artrocker: “Genuinely original, innovating and amazing”
Janice Long, BBC Radio 2: “My new favourite band”
The Independent: “They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect”
Lauren Laverne, BBC6: 'How can you not love a band with names like that... we're all for it here!'
Tom Robinson BBC6: “Absolutely sensationally brilliant”