Public Service Broadcasting
Saw them last night at Rock City (sixth time now). Interesting to see how they have evolved over the time I’ve been watching them. Started off just the two of them now it’s four plus three guys on the brass section plus Mr Willgoose was actually speaking to us instead of using samples like they used to! Still superb though.Posted 5 months ago
Oh and the support act, a band called Palace are now my new favourites! Stunning.fatoldgitMember
Saw them in Leeds earlier in the week and loved it, a great night out.
Only got into them as a result of an impulse random purchase of a vinyl version of Live at Brixton and really pleased I discovered them.
Every Valley is far more political than any of their past stuff but that’s the nature of the topic, it’s still a cracking album so don’t let that put you off them if it’s your first taste of PSB,Posted 5 months agodonksMember
We went last night but missed the support…. damn!Posted 5 months ago
PSB were quality though, I was stood not far from wrigglesworth and pretty much watched in awe at his drumming and style… what a precussionist he is.
I was slightly meh about the new album but it’s really got me now and is one of those pieces of music that just gets better with more listens.ChrisLSubscriber
I’ve seen them quite a lot in the last few years. I ended up passing on this tour as I saw them at the Usher Hall earlier this year and I’ve still not really got into Every Valley yet.
I’m sort of sad that they’ve ditched using pre-recorded messages for audience interaction, it was distinctive and surprisingly funny.
No matter how good their music is, this may be Public Service Broadcasting’s greatest contribution to the world. It should be played before all gigs:
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOlmjrGhZvo[/video]Posted 5 months ago
Quality video^^Posted 5 months ago
They’ve been on my bucket list to see them since the War Room ep.
Going to see them in Hammersmith on Thursday so thanks for the heads up about the support. Will definitely try to get there early enough.
If they play Signal 30 I will die a happy man!
I’ve not really got into Every Valley yet either but to their credit they didn’t do a lot of it live.Posted 5 months ago
They didn’t do Signal 30 but they did Spitfire, Night Mail plus two or three others from the first album.
GO was amazing with the guy playing the bass really getting into it!doordonotMember
Saw them in Brizzle on Monday night. Wasn’t that impressed by Palace. Just seemed a bit meh. PSB were pretty good if seemingly a little too fixed to the routine. Visuals were good. I loved the tune with the backdrop of mining in the Welsh pits (I think). Don’t know what it was called though.Posted 4 months agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
They were great last night. A long trip for the male voice choir for 2 minutes singing but at least they got more stage time than the marching band – 30 seconds of banging cymbals together out of time (not mic-ed so inaudible anyway)
Sound quality was excellent.
Ages since I’ve been to Hammersmith – is it always that hard to move around? Could barely get through the doors downstairsPosted 4 months agorobvalentineSubscriber
Awesome set last night, not sure about the point of the 8 bars of marching band, and annoyed they didn’t play sputnik, or signal 30. Awesome show otherwise. The voice choir was pretty awesome, they seemed made up by the reception. They even got a cheer walking accross the standing area after the show.
Took **** ages to get out though cos narrow doors…. gggrrrrr…..Posted 4 months agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
I found them very cheesy when I listened to them a few years ago.
I sort of dismissed them early on as being pretty derivative – mining a similar sample based seam to B.A.D. and The Orb but the quality of their archive source material, and how they use it, lifts it. Live they obviously realised that they were never going to be ‘rock stars’ and the video/lighting made for a great show.Posted 4 months agosomafunkSubscriber
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