Public Service Broadcasting // EVAC / 25.11.13 | LSRadio - Liverpool Student Radio
There are few artists these days that you can call innovative, but if I were to heedlessly give this description to any band at the moment, it would probably be Public Service Broadcasting. Multi-instrumentalists with deadpan stage personas and a preference for samples over live vocals, Public Service Broadcasting's cult following has been largely due to the fact that they are, in some ways, the antithesis of rock stardom. Sporting floppy hair and bow ties a la Matt Smith's Doctor and casually switching between synth and banjo like it ain't no thang, the aura of their shows tend not to be driven by their on-stage personalities, but rather their fantastic light shows complete with neon mast and retro TV sets, as well as two backing screens of black-and-white montages making them look like a bizarre combination of Lonnie Donegan and Kraftwerk. Indeed, they opened with a fake old-fashioned public information film, warning audiences of the dangers of WMPCVD – or Wafty Mobile Phone Camera