On Every Valley they capture the shining promise of the Welsh mining industry, through to its dramatic collapse, never once missing a beat. Instrumentally, strings heighten tension and rhythmic synths engage, while soundbites from real life broadcasts contextualise the Welsh mining culture. The voices of notable Welsh performers are also heard, via James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers and Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell. There’s much to be said about a band who explore issues through their music, Public Service Broadcasting proof of the importance of music in social commentary.
Every Valley is out now via Inertia.