Public Service Broadcasting have wasted no time in delivering their second (not sophomore damn you – we’re British) album, The Race For Space. It's a record that finds the band developing their found sound concept to the Moon and beyond. It’s an absorbing listen, perfectly capturing the spirit of human endeavour and adventure above the clouds. Our two favourite tracks from the record are the gently euphoric The Other Side, which soundtracks Apollo 8 orbiting the Moon, losing contact on the far side and the silent painful wait for it to reappear, and Go an upbeat tune that already has us doing the moonwalk (either Neil Armstrong or Michael Jackson style).
Now there’s a video for Go, which you’ll find below. The track features archive sound from the control desk and flight of Apollo 11, the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. We dare you not to want to jig around a little and punch the air as the voices exclaim the word “go” like hyped up robots. Describing how the track came together J. Willgoose, Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting says: “The first time I heard the call-outs and the replies, there was such excitement and frenetic-ness to it. It was obvious to me that this was going to be a fast-paced song and it was going to be called ‘Go!’”
Public Service Broadcasting - Go!