Public Service Broadcasting have released a video for their track They Gave Me A Lamp featuring post-rock trio Haiku Salut.
The song is lifted from their upcoming album Every Valley, which is out on July 7, with the new song based around the political awakening among women’s support groups at the time of the south Wales miners’ strike in 1984-1985.
The Brian Wash-directed video was shot underground in south-east England in a former mine and incorporates VHS footage of the Welsh mining community, provided by the South Wales Miners’ Library.
Wash says: “The camera acts as a wandering spirit floating through darkness and light, as we capture a solemn but powerful performance building to a triumphant, hopeful crescendo.”
Public Service Broadcasting’s J. Willgoose, Esq previously explained why it was important to bring Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood and Louise Croft of Haiku Salut onboard for the song.
He said: “When I was doing the research for this album, one of the stories that leapt out at me most obviously was of the role of women’s support groups in the strike.
“It seemed like a genuine political awakening for a whole generation of women, who suddenly came to realise both their potential and the power they had to shape the society they were part of – I really wanted to try to do their movement justice.
“Getting Haiku Salut on board, as well as samples of some of the key women talking about their role in the strike, were important factors for me in putting this song together.”
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