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Peter Dawson

Peter Dawson - Alternate Mode Artist

Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe. PSB's uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics - beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices. PSB launched their second album, The Race For Space, in February 2015 at 2 special shows at the National Space Centre – the album went on to chart at #11 in the UK album charts and spent a further 4 weeks in the Top 40, selling over 35k copies in it's first 3 months. The band have been on a globe-trotting tour promoting the record with tours in Australia, New Zealand, North America & Europe - including a sold-out UK tour finishing at The Roundhouse in London. Brixton Academy is next on their hit list – a very special show is planned for 29 November 2015. Debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain (nominated for a whole host of AIM awards in 2013 and over 50k sold worldwide since release) received widespread critical acclaim and was picked by BBC 6Music DJs & staff as the 9th best album of the year and appeared in many best of the year lists. The band first broke onto the scene in 2012 with The War Room EP and lead single Spitfire which first brought the band regularly onto the nation's airwaves. Public Service Broadcasting have quickly developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the UK, wowing audiences over the past two festival seasons with major appearances at SXSW, Glastonbury, Bestival, Green Man and a whole host of others. Support slots with Arcade Fire & The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park followed alongside longer tours with Manic Street Preachers across Europe and an arena tour with the Kaiser Chiefs in early next 2015. A triumphant summer of festivals in 2015 awaits including a support with The Strokes at Hyde Park, a main stage slot at Secret Garden Party and appearances at Latitude, Blissfields and many more.