‘We tell our story from A to B to C’
of Public Service Broadcasting
“I have always believed that you can do a great deal more with an album than with a scattering of tenuously related songs, or a greatest-hits collection. Bands can tell stories, weave their own narratives, and songs that on their own might seem underwhelming can become part of something much bigger.
“That’s what we have tried to do in our last two albums, 2015’s The Race For Space and 2017’s Every Valley. They were written in sequence to tell a story from A to B to C across the record’s duration. We used archive audio, interviews, radio broadcasts and vocal collaborations. We hope the listener gained a greater sense of emotional involvement.
“Some won’t want to listen to a 60-minute record, but for me there’s nothing better. Putting an album on from start to finish and poring over artwork, lyrics, credits, notes – anything – pulls me into someone else’s world.”