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 (February 23 2015 via Test Card Recordings).
To mark the occasion, the band will perform two very special live transmissions from the National Space Centre, Leicester, on 26 & 27 February 2015. Tickets go on sale here on Wednesday 8 October at 9am. On Saturday night – the anniversary of Sputnik’s launch 57 years ago – the band announced details of their 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 a short trailer for The Race For Space, setting part of President John F Kennedy’s famous 1962 Rice University Stadium address to an ominous and atmospheric backing. Watch the trailer here:
Recorded at The Pool Studios and Abbey Road in London and, once again working with exclusive archive footage from the British Film Institute, the new record 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 reached #21 in the UK 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.