October 4th 1957 marked the start of the space age, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory was the largest radio telescope in the world and the only device that could track Sputnik’s carrier rocket by radar.
The Lovell Telescope first picked up the Sputnik rocket on 11 October 1957, on the anniversary of that event 58 years later; Public Service Broadcasting filmed the video for ‘Sputnik’ in front of this iconic structure.
The video celebrates the launch of the first satellite into earth orbit and highlights The Lovell Telescope’s role in making space exploration history.
Public Service Broadcasting release a new EP on 20th November which includes a brand new track – ‘Korolev’ – whilst lead single, ‘Sputnik’ – the most dancefloor friendly track on The Race For Space – has been remixed by some leading lights in the dance and electronic world.
While ‘Sputnik’ gathers tension as it carefully builds to its euphoric finish of wonder, new cut ‘Korolev’ carries a familiar progressive energy with a powerful riff at its core, and quick flashes of a grand brass section.
The EP will be released on 12” vinyl, CD & digital on 20 November along with 4 stellar remixes from Blond:ish, Petar Dundov, Eagles & Butterflies & Plugger.
The band play UK dates, at the end of November, including the biggest date of their career with a Brixton Academy headline show on Sunday 29 November. Further shows have been rescheduled for February. Tickets available from here.
26th November – Great Hall, Cardiff
27th November –02 Guildhall, Southampton
29th November – 02 Academy Brixton, London
7th February 2016 – Refectory, Leeds
8th February 2016 – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (Sold Out)
10th February 2016 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
11th February 2016 – Rock City, Nottingham
12th February 2016 – OPEN, Norwich