The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CARROLL

Ev­ery Val­ley ★★★★

PIAS Time for a very dif­fer­ent sort of broad­cast. Pub­lic Ser­vice Broad­cast­ing’s lat­est is stri­dent and hefty af­fair, a record doc­u­ment­ing the rise and fall of the coal in­dus­try in South Wales and con­cen­trat­ing on the ef­fects of cul­tural change on those com­mu­ni­ties who used to de­pend on those who went down the mines. Aided and abet­ted by Manic Street Preacher James Dean Brad­field, Cam­era Ob­scura’s Tra­cyanne Camp­bell, Haiku Salut, 9bach’s Lisa Jen Brown and the Beau­fort Male Choir, Pub­lic Broad­cast­ing Ser­vice cre­ate a record with a se­ri­ous wal­lop. Be it the stri­dent protest tones on Turn No More or the evoca­tive They Gave Me A

Lamp, this is a set of songs with much to chew on and much which res­onates with the so­cio-eco­nomic tides of to­day. public­ser­vice­broad­cast­

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