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every Valley PiAS 8/10 london trio tackle earthier matters third time around For all its charms, there was a suspicion that 2015’s The Race For Space was a series of thin musical ideas propped up by great archive samples. Every Valley feels far more substantial, as PSB’s amorphous brand of prog, motorik and post-rock integrates fully with BFI clips and first-hand interviews as they detail the boom-to-bust story of the South Wales mining industry. Pathos and fortitude are plentiful, not least in the sublime “They Gave Me A Lamp” (with haiku Salut) and “Progress”, led by an emotive turn from Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell. The Manics’ James Dean Bradfield also features.