Listen: Public Service Broadcasting - They Gave Me A Lamp ft. Haiku Salut

  • Posted 12 months Ago

The informative and wonderful group Public Service Broadcasting have shared a new track from their forthcoming album Every Valley. It’s Called "They Gave Me A Lamp" and it features Haiku Salut.

The theme of the track centres around the political awakening among the women’s support groups during the South Wales mining strike in 1984, and features samples from women speaking about their involvement and experiences of the movement.

PSB’s J. Willgoose, Esq. explains:

"When I was doing the research for this album, one of the stories that leapt out at me most obviously was of the role of women's support groups in the strike. It seemed like a genuine political awakening for a whole generation of women, who suddenly came to realise both their potential and the power they had to shape the society they were part of; I really wanted to try to do their movement justice. Getting Haiku Salut on board, as well as samples of some of the key women talking about their role in the strike, were important factors for me in putting this song together".

Take a listen below. Every Valley is out 7 July.

Watch Public Service Broadcasting’s video for “Progress” and find out more about their new album here.