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Public Service Broadcasting @ True North: 'They gave me a lamp'

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True North

Aberdeen Performing Arts present Public Service Broadcasting performing at True North, a music festival taking place between 7th-10th September in venues across Aberdeen.
Thursday 7th September 2017, 7pm at His Majesty’s Theatre

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Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose. Entertaining, Informative and educational, PSB’s spell-binding live transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics: they beam our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state-of-the-art video projection devices.

After two years up in the stratosphere with the hugely successful ‘The Race For Space’, PSB are returning to Earth. On their new album 'Every Valley', we are taken on a journey down the mineshafts of the South Wales valleys. Although 'Every Valley' is the story of just one industry, the tales of a disenfranchised working class in this age of agitation and turmoil could not be more relevant. Although the concept is localised and historical, Willgoose hopes the story is "applicable to industries all over the western world and possibly beyond, in the way that the Industrial Revolution generated these communities that were so dependent on one particular industry. What happens to that community when you remove that industry from it? Where does that leave us now?"

'Every Valley' was the Number (#) 1 selling album bought in indie record stores this week, and it is at #4 in the British charts.


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