NASA broadcasts and news as music? It can only be Public Service Broadcasting

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NASA broadcasts and news as music? It can only be Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting famously raided the BFI archives for their debut album Inform-Educate-Entertain, released in 2013. Two years on, the London band have returned to their winning formula - combining vintage recordings with electronic pop.

The result is The Race for Space, which includes genuine NASA broadcasts, news coverage, Russian archive material and atmospheric sounds to evoke the US-Soviet journey to the stars.

Explaining the new record, J. Willgoose, Esq. said: "Thinking about where we could go next that would be an interesting step forward and where there would be good material to use, the space race suggested itself as a fairly obvious topic. It also allowed us to stretch the music in ways that we were keen to, like using bigger instrumentation and using a choir."

"It's not really like living out a boyhood adventure. I quickly worked out that I wasn't brave enough to be an astronaut, so thought I'd write some songs about it instead," said Willgoose.

Public Service Broadcasting are now thinking up new venues to showcase their latest space themed tracks live.

"It would be great to do something with the Science Museum or maybe something with the Observatory at Greenwich," said Willgoose. "It will be interesting to see if they're interested in having some weirdoes come and play some strange music," he added.

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