Video of the Moment #1954: Public Service Broadcasting

By on Wednesday, 11th November 2015 at 6:00 pm

Tweedy history buffs Public Service Broadcasting have a unique video out this week for ‘Sputnik’, known to folks like me who saw them on their spring tour / festival campaign as their tour ‘pet’.

In the new promo, the band were given the incredible opportunity to perform and film at the famed Jodrell Bank Observatory, and 58 years to the day when the Lovell telescope there picked up the Russians’ Sputnik satellite on the 4th of October 1957. The new visuals celebrate the accomplishments of the then-new space age and also bring to mind the question, just *when* will Public Service Broadcasting headline a show at Jodrell Bank? (They supported Manchester synth legends New Order there in 2013.) To tide us over until then, on the 20th of November, the band will be releasing a new ‘EP’ with this title track ‘Sputnik’ and the previously revealed ‘Korolev’. The EP will also include brand new remixes of ‘Sputnik’ by Blond:ish, Petar Dundov, Eagles & Butterflies and Plugger.

The band have three live shows this month in Cardiff, Southampton and London as previously scheduled. Other dates previously announced for this month have been moved to February 2016 due to medical issues in the PSB family (for more on this, read the band’s official statement on their Web site). For all the gig details this year and next, go here. For all of TGTF’s coverage on the always nattily dressed Public Service Broadcasting, including my review of their ace second long-player ‘The Race for Space’, head this way.

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