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16/08/2012

NEW RADIO

*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


NEW PRESS

*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


NEW LIVE

*UK tour dates through to October

*Rough Trade in-store to be arranged.


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* 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




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PRESS RELEASE


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)




KEY QUOTES



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

Tom Robinson

Q Radio 'New to Q' play

Absolute Radio spot plays

Rob Da Bank spot play





PROMOTION PRESS

Artrocker New Blood Feature (April edition)

Clash Magazine Interview (May Editition)



PROMOTION ONLINE


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)



LIVE DATES



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




SOCIAL MEDIA

http://www.facebook.com/publicservicebroadcasting 1700 fans

http://twitter.com/psb_hq 1000 followers

www.youtube.com/psbhq 93,000 views

http://publicservicebroadcasting.net

Release

The War Room