Friday 26 August 2016

GIG NEWS: Public Service Broadcasting (Nov 2016)

When I was at an airshow a couple of weeks ago, the Spitfire had just flown over and suddenly I could hear the stunning track of the same name playing on the speakers along the pier. Spitfire is certainly one of my favourite Public Service Broadcasting tracks but it's hard to decide, as both of their records, the 2013 Inform, Educate, Entertain and last year's The Race For Space are incredible.

Because of the unfamiliar nature of their music, sampling from public information films, archive footage and propaganda alongside instrumental music, I'm really keen to see them play live. Well, that and I'm a big fan of the music! Luckily if I can fit the show around my lectures, I might get the chance soon, as tickets have just gone on sale this morning (here) for a really special show the guys are playing for Bowel Cancer UK. With special guests including comedian Ed Byrne, the show at Islington Assembly Hall is set to be a great night for an even greater cause.

The band have set up a JustGiving page for donations to the charity, if people are unable to attend the show and would still like to contribute. On the page, J. Willgoose, Esq., guitarist and songwriter of PSB, explains that last year when the band's tour dates were rescheduled, it was due to the diagnosis of his wife. Totally unexpected at just 33, she's completed the treatment and they're feeling positive, and want to do something to promote the work of the charity, particularly their Never Too Young campaign. 

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