Brexit started in the 80’s: an interview with J from PSB

[daj hrvatski]

From the miners strike of 1984 to Brexit, the latter is largely the result of savage dismantling of industries and a decades-long neglect of local communities. We interviewed J. Willgoose, Esq. of Public Service Broadcasting

By Franko Burolo

Public Service BroadcastingTuesday 14 November 2017 Tvornica kulture in Zagreb, Croatia hosted the British band Public Service Broadcasting. The full hall at Tvornica shows that this young band already has a significant number of fans even in Zagreb, and of various age groups. Before the show, and just after the sound check, while nobody was there yet at the Tvornica club, except for the bands and the staff (a local band called Nellcote opened the show), I’ve had the chance to talk to the founder of PSB — J. Willgoose, Esq. about shutting down of industries and Wales, about the great miners strike of 1984-85 in the UK and its influence on the current situation in the UK and on “Brexit”, about singing, about the Manics, and many other topics regarding the latest PSB album – Every Valley, about which we have also already written (in Croatian language), and which they were promoting to the Croatian audience at the Tvornica club in Zagreb. Continue reading

Brexit je počeo u 80-ima: razgovor s J-em iz PSB

[in English, please]

Od rudarskog štrajka 1984. do Brexita, potonji je u velikoj mjeri rezultat divljačkog gašenja industrija i dugogodišnjeg zanemarivanja lokalnih zajednica. Razgovarao je s nama J. Willgoose, Esq. iz grupe Public Service Broadcasting

Razgovarao: Franko Burolo

Public Service BroadcastingU utorak 14. studenog 2017. zagrebačka je Tvornica ugostila mlad britanski bend Public Service Broadcasting. Pregrađen veliki pogon Tvornice bio je dupkom pun, iz čega se vidi da ova grupa i u Zagrebu već ima nezanemariv broj slušatelja, i to raznih dobnih skupina. Prije koncerta, a poslije tonskih proba, dok u Tvornici još nije bilo nikoga osim bendova i osoblja (nastupala je i domaća predgrupa Nellcote), sa mnom je osnivač PSB-a J. Willgoose, Esq. porazgovarao o gašenju industrija i Walesu, o velikom rudarskom štrajku u UK-u 1984.-85. i njegovom utjecaju na današnju situaciju u UK-u i na „Brexit”, o pjevanju, o Manicsima i raznim drugim temama vezanima za zadnji album PSB-a – Every Valley, o kojem smo i mi već pisali i koji su svojim nastupom u Tvornici promovirali i pred hrvatskom publikom. Continue reading