Public Service Broadcasting will play a show at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 20th January 2022 next year.
Tickets are €30.90 plus fees and go on sale this Friday 23rd July at 9am.
Public Service Broadcasting’s fourth album Bright Magic will be released on 24th September 2021, and is billed as an album in three parts centred on the Berlin’s past present and future.
Some of the newer material has been more dancey than their previous more studious work, as you can hear on ‘People, Let’s Dance’ with vocals from EERA, which uses a guitar riff from Depeche Mode’s ‘People Are People’ and its title from a chapter of Rory MacLean’s Berlin: Imagine A City.
Public Service Broadcasting have been “teaching the lessons of the past through the music of the future” for more than a decade now. 2013’s debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain used archival samples from the British Film Institute as audio-portals to the Battle Of Britain, the summit of Everest and beyond. Two years later, The Race For Space used similar methods to laud the superpowers’ rivalry and heroism in orbit and on the Moon. In 2017, joined by voices including Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield, Every Valley was a moving exploration of community and memory via the rise and fall of the British coal industry. Pointedly topical in its analyses, it reached number four on the UK charts.