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Upcoming shows: Chew Magna... The Once... Irma Vep & Band... Odetta Hartman... The Wave Pictures... John Metcalfe... Beans on Toast... Poppy Ackroyd... Advance Base... Group Listening... Laura Gibson... Buke and Gase... Man of Moon... Mugstar... You Tell Me... Kristin Hersh... Tiny Ruins... CC Smugglers... Dan Mangan... Skinny Lister... Steve Gunn... Liela Moss... William the Conqueror... Otoboke Beaver... Simone Felice... Rozi Plain... Josh Rouse + Grant-Lee Phillips... The Unthanks... James Yorkston... Robert Forster & Band...

When: 7pm on Tuesday 14 May 2013
Where: Sound Control, 1 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 May 2013
Where: The Kazimier, 4-5 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool L1 4JJ

When: 7.30pm on Friday 24 May 2013
Where: The Fleece, 12 Saint Thomas Street, Bristol BS1 6JJ

We’re excited to be promoting three shows for Public Service Broadcasting on their Inform – Educate – Entertain debut album tour.

Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe.

PSB’s uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics as they teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future – beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices.

PSB released their 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 unprecedented four 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 and Absolute Music. Live sessions with Gideon Coe (6 Music) and John Kennedy (Xfm) followed. The War Room received ‘CD of the Week’ in the Independent on Sunday and has sold over 12,000 copies to date.

Fresh from the success of The War Room, PSB set their sights on the summit of Everest, adapting 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. The single won (yet again) the Rebel Playlist on 6 Music and also received airplay on Xfm, Radio 2, Amazing Radio and more, and led to appearances for the band in Q, MOJO, Loud and Quiet, Wire and numerous other publications.

In support of the release of Everest, PSB took their live AV show on tour around the UK, selling out multiple dates including their headline London show at XOYO. The band are now preparing to release their debut album, entitled Inform – Educate – Entertain, in Spring 2013, in what is shaping up to be a very busy year indeed.

‘This duo are bringing the past up to date whilst sounding like they belong in 2012? – Music Week

‘The music is a moody sheen of rock rhythms and samples occupying the space between Pink Floyd’s The Wall and the Orb’s early output’ – The Wire

MANCHESTER: Support comes from Golden Fable (formerly Tim & Sam Band). Tickets are available from the bar, Common (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.com and on 0871 220 0260.

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LIVERPOOL: Support comes from Baltic Fleet. Tickets are available now from Seetickets.com and on 0871 220 0260

BRISTOL: Tickets are available now from Seetickets.com and on 0871 220 0260

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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