Following the critical and commercial success of their debut album last year and 18 months’ extensive touring across the world, Public Service Broadcasting are pleased to confirm the release of their eagerly anticipated second album, The Race For Space (February 23 2015 viaTest Card Recordings).
To mark the occasion, the band will perform two very special live transmissions from the National Space Centre, Leicester, on 26 & 27 February 2015.
On Saturday night – the anniversary of Sputnik’s launch 57 years ago – the band announced details of their new project during a live Q&A as part of the Lost Lectures series which took place – fittingly enough – at the birthplace of broadcasting, London’s Alexandra Palace. They also premiered a short trailer for The Race For Space, setting part of President John F Kennedy’s famous 1962 Rice University Stadium address to an ominous and atmospheric backing.
Recorded at The Pool Studios and the legendary Abbey Road in London and, once again working with exclusive archive footage from the British Film Institute, the new record will tell the story of the American & Soviet space race from 1957 – 1972 via the duo’s eccentric mix of guitar-driven electronica, propulsive drumming and spoken word samples culled from this uniquely rich period of modern history. The new album will be supported by a global tour, starting in Australia and New Zealand, travelling on to SXSW and North America before returning to Europe.