Author: Tommy Brown

Public Service Broadcasting – preview & ticket giveaway

Unique. Unorthodox. Unprecedented. These are all words with ‘Un-‘ prefixes, they are also all words which come to mind when trying to describe London based duo Public Service Broadcasting. Their manifesto states they are on a quest to Inform – Educate (and most importantly) – Entertain. Coincidentally, this is also the name of their critically acclaimed debut album which was released on 6 May 2013. Championed by a plethora of BBC Radio 6 Music DJs, they intelligently infuse samples of old public information films and archive footage with live electronic beats, guitars, banjo and drums. Intrigued? Confused? As a concept this runs the risk of sounding like a BBC 4 documentary which has accidentally been recorded over an episode of ‘Later…with Jools Holland’, but instead the band yield an incredibly refreshing, original and creative sound. Following gigs in London and Cardiff PSB arrive in Liverpool to play at the East Village Arts Club, formally The Masque. I personally cannot wait to see this band again after an awe inspiring performance in the William’s Green tent at Glastonbury this year. Tickets are still available and I implore you not to miss out on this one. *Win free tickets to see Public Service Broadcasting* To have a chance at winning free tickets for the aforementioned gig at the East Village Arts Club on November 25, here’s what you have to do: Simply tweet us mentioning...

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Circa Waves: Get Away

Despite only forming around six months ago Liverpool four-piece Circa Waves already appear to be making ‘waves’ (pardon the pun). Described by many as one the UK’s most sought after unsigned bands their profile and reputation appears to be rapidly growing. Their debut single ‘Get Away’ was recently selected as Zane Lowe’s hottest record in the world right now, and emulated acts such as London Grammar, Jake Bugg and Arctic Monkeys. Regular BBC Radio 1 and XFM airplay followed and is likely to be a sign of things to come from this emerging Merseyside quartet. The soon to be released ‘Get Away’ was recorded in Liverpool and blends a catchy crunching guitar sound with lyrics that effortlessly fall off the tongue. “…and the wiser any man can be, makes the tougher things all the more easy.” This audio snap shot only wets the appetite for more material, with an album rumoured to be released next year. A local band worth keeping an ear out for. Upcoming headline gigs are scheduled towards the end of October, including gigs at the Fallow Cafe in Manchester and the Bowery in Sheffield. No Liverpool dates have been released yet but it’s likely a homecoming gig will be in the pipeline. ‘Get Away’ is released on Monday 2nd December via Transgressive Records and can also be pre-order on cassette, 7 inch vinyl or MP3....

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