PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING: roygbiv [test card] //

listen: hypem.com //
released: 5th march 2012 //
publicservicebroadcasting.net //

“Constituent parts being: J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth. Musical entity based in London. Teaching the lessons of the past through the music of the future. Proud wearers of corduroy. Informing, educating and entertaining since 2009.”

‘ROYGBIV’ is not only a very good piece of music, but a fine example of the (currently niche) genre, banjotronica. Not to be confused with ‘ROYGBIV’:

“Public Service Broadcasting are releasing their debut single ROYGBIV (Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet) – celebration of the birth of colour television. Public Service Broadcasting is the brainchild of J. Willgoose, Esq., who combines a guitar, a banjo, a computer and a theremin with samples from old public information films to create new, exciting and decidedly eccentric music that informs, educates and entertains in equal measure.

Played regularly on BBC 6Music, Tom Robinson has described PSB as ‘absolutely, sensationally brilliant’. Having performed to rave reviews in the London area since 2009, in 2010 PSB took a live show which added synchronised video (played on a 1960s TV set) to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 7 nights, generating considerable word-of-mouth. Late 2010 also saw the debut of PSB’s occasional drumming partner, adding yet another dimension to the live show.

Willgoose is an erstwhile geography teacher and public information film enthusiast from south-west London with far too much time on his hands. He likes to put a smile on people’s faces, whether it be through the music, the quotes, the videos, the corduroy or the bow tie – and, as several punters have happily confessed, they have never seen anything quite like this before.”

More music to love:
twitter.com/djprolix //