- Release Date 2012-09-03
- Label Believe Electro
- Catalog TCRD003
*XFM John Kennedy session to be arranged for October
*BBC6 Music Gideon Coe live broadcast session booked for 24 September
*Amazing Radio session with Simon Raymonde booked for 14th August
*Live review of 'London can take it' launch night in The Independent
*The War Room 4* CD of the week in The Independent on Sunday
"It's an industrious, diligent sound, and, in the flesh, surprisingly danceable: slamming chemical beats accompanied by old cine footage, providing a peculiar opportunity to party to Pathe news"
*Spindle EP review: 'Embracing the sampling skills of Grand Master Flash and psychedelia of The Avalanches and David Holmes'
*Spotify Featured Artist playlist 8/8
*UK tour dates through to October
*Remix EP launch party @ Cargo, London with Ashley Cassell DJ set
*Rough Trade in-store to be arranged.
* EP sold over 3000 units
* Spitfire 1,200 units
* 90,000 more YouTube views
* Increase in Facebook, Twitter followers
* 'London Can Take it' is the 2nd track to be taken to radio, tied in with Olympics (impact date of August 13th)
* 6Music B-List w/c 30 Jul, 6 August, 13 August and winners of Steve Lamacq's Rebel playlist for 3rd time
* New headline shows
* Physical release of EP (CD/Vinyl)
* Launching social media campaign around the hashtag #Londoncantakeit to drive exposure to all activity over next 2 months
THE WAR ROOM EP promotion since release date 28 May 2012
NEW RADIO ACTIVITY:
BBC Radio 6Music:
Phone interview with Chris Hawkins aired 18 May
Main daytime playlist - upgraded to B-List 2 June
Live interview with Radcliffe & Maconie aired 5th June
Interview with Tom Robinson aired Saturday 9 June
Gideon Coe live session to be arranged July
*Nominated for Steve Lamacq's Rebel playlist again - hoping to be 1st band to win it 3 times in a row
Spot plays of 'Spitfire':
Rob Da Bank Radio 1 play
Janice Long BBC Radio 2 3 plays
Dermot O'Leary BBC Radio 2 play
John Kennedy Xposure play
NEW LIVE DATES:
26 July 2012 - Club Fandango @ Bull & Gate, Kentish Town (London Can Take It Launch Night)
31 August 2012 - Waveform Festival, Somerset
1 September 2012 - 1234 Festival, Shoreditch Park, London
6 September 2012 - Cargo, London
28 September 2012 - The Music Box, Salisbury
24 October 2012 - The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
25 October 2012 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
26 October 2012 - The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Granted unique access to propaganda films from WWII-era Britain by the BFI and setting them to new music, Public Service Broadcasting unveil 'The War Room EP'. Expect breathtaking visuals, atmospheric synths, pounding drums, Krautrock guitars and poignant piano as J. Willgoose, Esq and his drumming companion Wrigglesworth teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future...
The 5-track EP takes a look at the war from a British perspective - taking in the preparations for war in the foreboding 'If War Should Come', proudly boasting during the Blitz that 'London Can Take It', and emphasising the importance of the home front in 'Dig For Victory'.
Lead track 'Spitfire' - a driving, motorik Krautrock influenced tune - is an adaptation of the 1942 Leslie Howard film 'The First of the Few', telling the story of the origins of the talismanic fighter. Howard was viewed by Josef Goebbels as the most dangerous British propagandist of the era and his own life was to end in tragedy when the passenger plane he was travelling on in 1943 was shot down by the Luftwaffe over the Bay of Biscay.
The War Room is dedicated to J. Willgoose, Esq.'s great-uncle, George Willgoose, who died at the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940 aged 26. The final track of the EP, 'Waltz for George', is a sombre close to affairs, featuring the banjolele owned and played by George Willgoose which has remained in the family.
This EP is a follow-up to the band's first single, ROYGBIV, released in March 2012, which was playlisted on 6Music and picked up positive press.
The War Room EP is set for release on 28th May 2012 on Test Card Recordings. Digital & 12" Vinyl release (SOLD OUT)
Music Week: "This duo are bringing the past up to date whilst sounding like they belong in 2012."
Janice Long, BBC Radio 2: "Amazing, I absolutely love it - fantastic!"
Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music: "A splendid piece of work."
Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio: "I love this."
Lauren Laverne, BBC6 "A really beautiful track...a really special record"
PROMOTION RADIO (as of 27/4)
BBC Radio 6Music - Confirmed a live interview with Radcliffe & Maconie on Tuesday 5th June
BBC Radio 6Music Rebel Playlist contender w/c 30 April
BBC Radio 6Music Rebel Playlist winner w/c 7 May
BBC Radio 6Music C-List W/C 07 May
Lauren Laverne's Headphones moment 2/5/12 "A really beautiful track...a really special record", 9/5
Shaun Keavney BBC 6Music Breakfast show
Steve Lamacq 3 plays:
Radcliffe & Maconie 3 plays:
Gideon Coe 5 plays:
Gideon Coe session to be arranged. Spitfire "Current night time favourite"
Q Radio 'New to Q' play
Absolute Radio spot plays
Rob Da Bank spot play
Artrocker New Blood Feature (April edition)
Clash Magazine Interview (May Editition)
Artrocker - May Single of the Month and New Blood Competition Winners 2012 (Won a slot at 1234 festival)
Huh magazine - track playlisted
The 405 (Leefest-related mention)
AAA Music - London Can Take It video feature
Abacus Post - track review
BBM Live (what's on in London feature)
City Freeloader (Picturehouse listing)
Efestivals (Leefest lineup)
Fake DIY - radio tracklisting
Feeling My Age - video feature
Marche In Festa (Italian piece about Italian tour)
Middle Music (podcast)
Music Zoom (Italian piece)
Neighbourhood Tapes video feature
Notte Fiorentina (Italian piece)
Acuvi - video feature
I Like Music - playlist
More Than The Music gig listings
Music Vita - EP feature
Shout4Music - ('Spitfire' video) & ('London Can Take It' video)
View London (Gig listing)
Friday 30th March - @ 229 supporting The Correspondents
Wednesday 11th April - 'War Room EP' live premiere @ Hackney Picturehouse
Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd April - 4 date Italian mini-tour
Saturday 28th April - Videocrash w/ Hexstatic @ Village Underground
Saturday 5th May - Live in Leeds Festival
Sunday 6th May - Simple Things Festival, Bristol
Friday 1st June - Club NME @ Koko
Saturday 2nd June - Jubliee Weekend Party @ Pratts & Payne, Streatham
Saturday 9th June - How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay-On-Wye
Friday 29th June - Leefest, Highams Hill Farm, South London
August 29 - 31 - Waveform Festival, Taunton
Saturday 1st September - 1234 Shoreditch Festival
http://www.facebook.com/publicservicebroadcasting 2200 fans
http://twitter.com/psb_hq 1000 followers
www.youtube.com/psbhq 130,000 views