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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: 7.30pm on Thursday 7 November 2013
Where: Manchester Academy 2, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR

When: 7pm on Monday 25 November 2013
Where: East Village Arts Club, 90 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BH

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 November 2013
Where: Anson Rooms, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LN

We’re delighted to be once again promoting three shows for Public Service Broadcasting.

Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of south 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 video projection devices.

PSB released their debut album INFORM – EDUCATE – ENTERTAIN on Test Card Recordings on 6 May. The album debuted at #21 in the UK album charts and received overwhelmingly positive reviews, including 5-star Album of the Month from Artrocker Magazine, Album of the Week from The Guardian and 4-star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and many more.

After a busy summer with headline shows at Secret Garden Party, End Of The Road and Wickerman and appearances at Glastonbury, Standon Calling, Festival No.6, Green Man and many more – plus high profile support slots with the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park and New Order at Jodrell Bank – the band are setting out on a 19 date tour of the UK & Ireland in November in support of the next single from their critically-acclaimed album.

‘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

‘An extraordinary debut. PSB may well be the UK’s best new band. Your 2013 just won’t be complete without them’ – The 405

MANCHESTER: Support comes from Story Books. Tickets are available from Common, the Students Union (both no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Seetickets.com, Ticketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

LIVERPOOL: Support comes from Liverpool’s own Lovecraft, and San Francisco’s Weekend.  Tickets are available from Seetickets.com and on 0871 220 0260.

BRISTOL:  Support comes from The Joker & The Thief and Dive In. Tickets are available from Seetickets.com and on 0871 220 0260.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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