Public Service Broadcasting release the accompanying video to their latest single ‘White Star Liner’.
‘White Star Liner’ is the title track from the band’s forthcoming EP to be released digitally and on CD 26th October and on vinyl 7th December via Play It Again Sam.
The tracks were first performed earlier in the year at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend event, which saw the band debut the new material on the slipways on which the Titanic was built.
The EP tells the story of the construction of the ship and its early, tragic demise. The band focus on the perspectives of those who built and sailed her. The video for the single is made up of archival material alongside footage of the band shot at the Biggest Weekend in Belfast earlier in the year to provide a new perspective on a well-known event.
J. Willgoose, Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting says: “I thought it was an interesting challenge to tell the story of the ship’s construction as part of Belfast’s proud industrial history, the spirit of optimism of the pre-war age that she represented, and then an abstract and, I hope, respectful depiction of both the sinking of the ship (represented by the repeated Morse code distress call, C – Q – D) and the discovery of the wreck in 1985.”
Public Service Broadcasting also recently announced their final headline UK show of 2018 would be at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on 1 November followed by a 5 week European tour. The Royal Albert Hall show sold out in a matter of hours and is the culmination of a hugely successful period for the band following the release of the #4 charting album ‘Every Valley’ and a summer of major festival slots including Primavera Sound, Bluedot, All Points East and others.
1. The Unsinkable Ship
2. White Star Liner
3. C – Q – D
4. The Deep
Watch the video for ‘White Star Liner’ here: