Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Dismissed in the early days as an “art-school novelty act”, J. Willgoose Esq’s musical brainchild has grown considerably. Not to gargantuan proportions, yet, but certainly headed in that direction. Back in 2010, while Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project, the corduroy-clad multi-instrumentalist was playing to just a handful of punters during the Fringe. “It was tough… a right old slog,” the London-based songwriter told AAA Edinburgh recently. “I think I played to four…

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Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

J. Willgoose Esq is reminiscing about his first visit to the Scottish capital, back when Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project. “I know Edinburgh better than most cities that we pass through, because there was a very formative experience there doing the Fringe in 2010,” he says, speaking from his home in South London. “It was back when it was still a solo show. And it was tough. A right old slog. I think I played…

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Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Queen’s Hall

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Queen’s Hall

“This one is an old one,” crackled the amused voice over the PA, in the scratchily metallic, faraway tones of an announcer from the early days of broadcasting. And with that PSB followed up gig opener Sputnik with Signal 30, from 2013, showing their intention both to delve into their modest back catalogue and – in their own controlled, well-considered way – rock out at the sold-out Queen’s Hall. Not everything is quite what it…

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Primal Scream to headline Electric Fields

Primal Scream to headline Electric Fields

Music lovers are in for a treat as Electric Fields returns for a third year with a stellar line-up featuring legendary Scottish rockers Primal Scream, genre-defying indie outfit Everything Everything, and corduroy-clad electro-archivists Public Service Broadcasting, among many others. Scotland’s most exciting new music festival returns to the picturesque 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August, having this year expanded to two days for the first time, offering festival-goers even more…

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