Thursday, May 9, 2013

Artist of the Day: Public Service Broadcasting

Vocal sampling is hardly a new phenomena, but few have purveyed the technique with the conviction currently being displayed by London's Public Service Broadcasting. Formed in 2009, creative mastermind J. Willgoose and his drumming companion Wrigglesworth essentially blend the voices of the past with the sounds of the present, taking snippets from old propaganda films and setting them against a dynamic backdrop of both live and electronic instrumentation. It's a formula with which the duo aim to inform, educate and most importantly entertain their audience, a three-word manifesto which also acts as the title of their maiden LP, unveiled to widespread acclaim earlier this week. Already touted as one of the most vital debuts of the year, the foundations of its success have been built through listener buzz as opposed to industry backing, not to mention a string of impressive singles and EPs - most notably the 13,000-selling War Room. With a visual extravaganza to complement their sonic exertions, the live arena remains the place to sample the full PSB experience, but even without such aids, Inform - Educate - Entertain proves them to be among the most distinctive, one-of-a-kind breakthrough acts of recent times.


Inform - Educate - Entertain is out now.

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