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Public Service Broadcasting -- "Race For Space" 2015 Album Announce

posted Nov 3, 2014, 3:23 PM by Vu Nguyen
Following the critical and commercial success of their debut album last year and 18 months extensive touring across the world, Public Service Broadcasting are pleased to confirm the release of their eagerly anticipated second album, The Race For Space on February 24, 2015 via Test Card Recordings.


This past Saturday night - the anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 57 years ago - the band announced details of the new project during a live Q&A as part of the Lost Lectures series which took place - fittingly enough -  at the birthplace of broadcasting, London's Alexandra Palace. They also premiered the The Race For Space trailer, setting part of President John F Kennedy's famous 1962 Rice University Stadium address to an ominous and atmospheric backing.

Recorded at The Pool Studios and Abbey Road in London and once again working with exclusive archive footage from the British Film Institute, The Race For Space will tell the story of the American & Soviet space race from 1957 - 1972 via the duo's eccentric mix of guitar-driven electronica, propulsive drumming and spoken word samples culled from this uniquely rich period of modern history.


The Race For Space follows Inform - Educate - Entertain, Public Service Broadcasting's debut album which brought the band to the attention of NPR who said, "together, the duo explores the past as it looks into the future, with music meant for clubs that doesn't fit neatly into some EDM subgenre or nightlife cliche. It doesn't force you to dance; it isn't incessant so much as bouncy. It's more Kraftwerk than Disclosure. It all sounds fresh."  

While touring the US, PSB were invited into the offices of NPR for a "Tiny Desk" session as well as into the studios of KCRW for "Morning Becomes Eclectic," WFUV and KEXP.  In the UK the band's debut reached #21 in the album charts and was nominated for "Best Independent Album" at the AIM Awards 2013, as well as being The Guardian's "Album of the Week" and one of BBC 6Music's Top 10 albums of 2013.   

Public Service Broadcasting will tour the US in March and April in support of The Race For Space.  Previously the band have sold-out shows in NYC and played to packed audiences from the East Coast to Los Angeles.  

Before the US dates the band will play 2 very special shows at the UK's National Space Centre, on February 26 and 27 (tickets go on sale in the UK on Wednesday 8 October at 9am).  Following those shows Public Service Broadcasting will tour 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.