Public Service Broadcasting - Every Valley album review
We’ve been to war. We’ve been to space. Now South London’s electronic maestros Public Service Broadcasting find themselves in tune with the heart and soul of the British working class
Following albums about the space race and the conquest of Everest and an EP about the Second World War, you might imagine Public Service Broadcasting would choose a suitably grand topic for their third long-player. Instead, J Willgoose Esq, Wrigglesworth and JF Abraham have made a record about the collapse of the mining industry. Inevitably, however, such is their dexterous use of stirring symphonic post-rock and electronica, and judicious deployment of sound clips, they have managed to make a monument out of what seemed like a molehill. What could have been a modest black and white documentary about a small Welsh mining community has become PSB’s latest epic, technicolour testament to the human spirit and heroic endeavour.