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Public Service Broadcasting release video, plus live dates

| On 13, Jan 2012

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING ROYGBIV (Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet)

Released 4 March 2012

‘Absolutely, sensationally brilliant’ Tom Robinson, 6Music

Public Service Broadcasting are on a mission, to inform, educate and entertain with the release of their debut single ROYGBIV (Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet) – celebrating the birth of colour television. Taking samples from old public information films and setting them to new music, J. Willgoose, Esq. and his drumming companion Wrigglesworth teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future.

Public Service Broadcasting’s unique live AV show fuses guitar, drums and banjo with laptop and electronics to a backdrop of samples from public information films from the 40’s and 50’s screened on a vintage TV set. Musically they blend the guitar and electronic elements of experimental bands like Errors with the speech-driven narratives of leftfield  legends like Lemon Jelly & the Avalanches.

The single features B-side ‘Lit Up’, which samples a famous recording from the Royal Review of the British naval fleet in 1937. The band will be taking this theme a step forward in time on their second release in May, which will focus on archive material and propaganda films from World War II.

ROYGBIV is set for release on 4th March 2012 on Test Card Recordings. The video for the single is screened here:

studio footage here:
For more information on the band please check out:

Sat 14 January – Videocrash @ Koko (Supporting Plaid & Hexstatic), Camden
Wed 25 January – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Sat 28 January – Nights At The Market @ Tooting Market
Fri 10 February – Wheelbarrow, Camden
Wed 15 February – Paper Dress Vintage, Shoreditch
Fri 17 February – Modern Art Museum, Oxford
Sat 31 March – Boutique Music Event, Leeds