Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting announce charity gig at Islington Assembly Hall.
Updated: 25 August 2016
In addition to opening the Manchester Science Festival in October, Public Service Broadcasting have announce a special charity gig at Islington Assembly Hall on 23 November. The event is will raise funds for Bowel cancer.
Public Service Broadcasting to play the Albert Hall and will perform'The Race For Space' in its entirity for the first time.
Updated: 17 August 2016
PBS announce very special performance at Manchester's Albert Hall on 20 October. The gig will open the Manchester Science Festival, with the alternative duo playing ‘The Race For Space’ in its entirety for the very first time ever.
Public Service Broadcasting Brixton Academy
Updated: 17 March 2015
Public Service Broadcasting’s J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth will play a headline gig at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in support of their second album The Race for Space.
The alternative duo’s concert at the iconic London venue will take place on 29 November and follows their spring UK and Ireland tour.
Public Service Broadcasting – who mix instrumental music with samples of archived footage including public service films and propaganda material - released The Race for Space in 2015. The album celebrates the American and Soviet space race and was launched with gigs at Leicester’s National Space Centre.
Public Service Broadcasting UK tour
Updated: 16 March 2015
Public Service Broadcasting will head out on their UK and Ireland The Race for Space tour in April 2015.
The tour, starting in Bristol on 23 April, will include shows in cities such as Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester ending at London’s Roundhouse on 7 May.
The duo’s tour is in support of their second album, The Race for Space, which went to No.1 in the UK Indie Albums Chart.
About Public Service Broadcasting
The duo – who are known individually as J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth – released their debut album, Inform-Education-Entertain, in 2013.
The collection repurposes old propaganda material and public information films. The duo mix this material, sampled from the BFI and British Archives, with instrumental music to “teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future”. Their first collection focused on topics from the spitfire plane to fashion and colour TV.
The pair play number of instruments with J. Willgoose, Esq. covering guitar and banjo and Wrigglesworth taking up drums and piano, along with number of electronic and string instruments.
In 2015 the band followed their debut with The Race for Space. The collection chronicles the American and Soviet space race with the first track featuring a sample from John F. Kennedy’s 1964 speech.