Opening act by VIKOWSKI for the Milan concert of PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

Public Service Broadcasting return to Italy for two dates not to be missed Thursday 9 November at Santeria Social Club in Milan and Friday 10 November at Monk in Romea (admission reserved for ARCI card holders). Vikowski's indie pop will open the Milan concert. Tickets available on the official circuit Ticketone ( Be wary of unofficial sales channels.

J. Willgoose, Esq and Wrigglesworth are Public Service Broadcasting, a musical duo with a mission: to teach the lessons of the past through the music of the future. Audio samples, videos from historical footage and archive propaganda films, combined with live instrumentation are all the tools the British duo uses. After their 2013 debut album, Inform - Educate - Entertain, which debuted at #21 in the UK charts to great critical acclaim, and their second album The Race For Space, one of the best-selling albums of 2015, are now ready to return with a brand new project. Every Valley, the title of Public Service Broadcasting's third album, will be released on Friday 7 July by PIAS Recordings and has been anticipated by the new video and single Progress. Directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy, with whom the band worked on the previous Sputnik e Go!, and produced by Yes Please Productions, the video takes an almost playful look at a very serious and pertinent topic, namely mechanisation and its true place in the 'progress' of humanity. The video is inspired by 1960s cold war films and was filmed at a jet engine test facility in Suffolk with a nod to the band's past. Indeed, the debut track 'Spitfire' was about the design and construction of the famous fighter plane. 'Progress' also dutifully draws inspiration from Kraftwerk.

Public Service Broadcasting's third album 'Every Valley' tells the story of the rise and then fall of the coal mining industry in South Wales. Although it might seem a niche subject on closer inspection, it refers to a much more universal topic: the decline due to globalisation, mechanisation or other factors, of once prosperous but now abandoned and neglected communities throughout the western world once they became dependent on certain industries. J. Willgoose, Esq. tells: "one of the things that excited me most about working on this new album was the opportunity to collaborate with different musicians. We felt honoured and proud whether it was string players or local artists like Beaufort Male Choir e Haiku Salut or more established artists such as Lisa Jên Brown, Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura and one of our heroes James Dean Bradfield  of Manic Street Preachers. They all contributed to enriching and improving our sound and in the end this record is the best we could imagine."

Minimal, nostalgic, deep, pop, Vikowski He loves piano and synthesisers. In spring 2015, he self-produced a 3-song demo, which he then published in September 2015 on Soundcloud.Between the summer of 2015 and the summer of 2016, he performed in around 30 concerts, taking his music around Italy and Eastern Europe.A semi-finalist at the 2016 Pending Lips Festival, he joined the Costello's family and in October 2016 he locked himself in the studio to record his debut album 'Beyond The Skyline' with Fabio Grande of I Quartieri (Mai Stato Altrove, Joe Victor, The Shalalas) released on 31 March by Costello's Records.




Thursday 9 November 2017 ( + Vikowski)

Milan - Santeria Social Club, viale Toscana 31

Tickets: € 18.00 + prev. / € 20.00 at the box office on the evening of the concert


Friday 10 November 2017

Rome - Monk, via Giuseppe Mirri 35

Tickets: € 18.00 + prev. / € 20.00 at the box office on the evening of the concert

Admission reserved for ARCI card holders.