Video: Public Service Broadcasting share Cold War drama “Progress”

ProgressPublic Service Broadcasting have shared the video for their current single, "Progress". Directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy (previous collaborators on their videos for "Sputnik" and "Go!") and produced by Yes Please Productions, the video is a playful look at a serious and pertinent topic: mechanisation and its true place in the 'progress' of humanity.

The clip is inspired by 60s Cold War films and was shot in a jet engine testing facility in Suffolk, itself a nod to the band’s past - debut album track "Spitfire" was written about the design and construction of the famous fighter plane. Given that "Progress" nods to Kraftwerk, the band were keen to make the video a respectful, yet knowing, doff of the cap to the legendary group.

As well as sharing the new video, Public Service Broadcasting are also delighted to reveal the full cast of guests featuring on their new record, Every Valley. The band's guitarist and 'frontman' J. Willgoose, Esq. explains: "One of the most exciting things about making this album was working with a whole cast of collaborators and musicians, from the local strings players, the Beaufort Male Choir, and our own brass musicians, all the way through to breakthrough acts like Haiku Salut and more established artists like 9Bach's Lisa Jên Brown, Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, and a musical hero to me and countless others, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers. I'm so happy - honoured, and humbled, in fact - that we've ended up with all of them on the album. I feel like they've considerably enriched and enhanced our sound and I think the record is all the better for it."

Every Valley is out 7th July 2017 on PIAS Recordings.

Find out more about Public Service Broadcasting on their website, and watch "Progress" below.


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