PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING HAVE ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE OF THEIR EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SECOND ALBUM.
Following the critical and commercial success of debut album INFORM – EDUCATE – ENTERTAIN last year and the 18 months of extensive touring across the world which followed it, THE RACE FOR SPACE will be out on 23rd February 2015 via Test Card Recordings. To mark the occasion PSB will perform two live transmissions from the National Space Centre, Leicester, on 26th and 27th February 2015. Tickets go on sale here on Wednesday 8th October at 9am.
On Saturday night – the 57th anniversary of the launch of the Soviet Union satellite Sputnik – PSB announced details of their new project during a live Q&A as part of the Lost Lectures series which took place at London’s Alexandra Palace. They also premiered a short trailer for THE RACE FOR SPACE, setting part of US President John F Kennedy’s famous 1962 Rice University Stadium address to a section of music from the album. “We’ve been working on it since January 2013, researching the history, finding suitable topics to write about and acquiring some amazing footage,” says J Willgoose Esq. “It’s an incredible, and unique, period of history and one which we hope we have been able to do some small shred of justice to with the music we’ve written”.
Recorded at The Pool Studios and the legendary Abbey Road in London, and once again working with exclusive archive footage from the British Film Institute, the new album will tell the story of the American / Soviet space race which lasted from 1957 to 1972. The album will be supported by a global tour, starting in Australia and New Zealand, travelling on to SXSW and North America before returning to Europe. Additionally Public Service Broadcasting have been invited to be the sole support for Kaiser Chiefs on their upcoming arena tour early next year.
PSB appeared in a rather amusing edition of The Mouthcast earlier this year. Listen again here