Public Service Broadcasting have released a stream of their brand new track titled People Will Always Need Coal.
It’s been selected from the band’s upcoming album Every Valley which will launch on July 7 and follows the songs They Gave Me A Lamp featuring post-rock trio Haiku Salut and Progress which included guest vocals from Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell.
Speaking about the song, PSB’s J. Willgoose, Esq says: “There’s a really quite savage irony to this track when viewed with the benefit of hindsight – of a coal board with the confidence to assure people of safe, prosperous jobs in a strong and stable industry when they were only 10 years away from the largest industrial confrontation of the UK’s last 50 years and the decimation of careers, communities and livelihoods.
“It just goes to show how one age’s absolute confidence can descend into instability and chaos in the blink of an eye, and how state-sponsored pronouncements of certainty should always be taken with a heavy pinch of salt. Also, I think it’s quite a good song.”
Every Valley is said to not just focus on coal miners’ but also “the disenfranchised everywhere and is set against a backdrop of industrial decline.”
Public Service Broadcasting will head out on a UK tour in October. Find details below.
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Public Service Broadcasting Every Valley tracklist
- Every Valley
- The Pit
- People Will Always Need Coal
- Progress (ft. Tracyanne Campbell)
- Go To The Road
- All Out
- Turn No More (ft. James Dean Bradfield)
- They Gave Me A Lamp (ft. Haiku Salut)
- You + Me (ft. Lisa Jên Brown)
- Mother Of The Village
- Take Me Home
Public Service Broadcasting 2017 UK tour dates
Oct 13: Cardiff Great Hall
Oct 14: Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR UEA
Oct 16: Manchester Academy
Oct 17: Newcastle Boiler Shop
Oct 18: Glasgow Barrowland
Oct 19: Leeds O2 Academy
Oct 20: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Oct 21: Nottingham Rock City
Oct 23: Bristol Colston Hall
Oct 24: Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Oct 25: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Oct 26: London Eventim Apollo
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