Public Service Broadcasting, Kiev – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – February 22nd, 2014

Public Service Broadcasting, Kiev

A co-headline evening of buzz-worthy UK/SoCal combos

Public Service Broadcasting

Kiev

February, 22nd, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Public Service Broadcasting
Public Service Broadcasting
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING IS THE CORDUROY-CLAD BRAINCHILD OF LONDON-BASED J. WILLGOOSE, ESQ. WHO, ALONG WITH HIS DRUMMING COMPANION, WRIGGLESWORTH, WILL BE TOURING THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF THE UK IN 2013 ON A QUEST TO INFORM - EDUCATE AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY – ENTERTAIN.

THROUGH THEIR UNIQUELY SPELL-BINDING LIVE AV TRANSMISSIONS AUDIENCES WILL WITNESS THE BAND WEAVE SAMPLES FROM OLD PUBLIC INFORMATION FILMS, ARCHIVE FOOTAGE AND PROPAGANDA MATERIAL AROUND LIVE DRUMS, GUITAR, BANJO AND ELECTRONICS AS THEY TEACH THE LESSONS OF THE PAST THROUGH THE MUSIC OF THE FUTURE - BEAMING OUR PAST BACK AT US THROUGH VINTAGE TV SETS AND STATE OF THE ART MODERN VIDEO PROJECTION DEVICES.

ARTROCKER: "GENUINELY ORIGINAL, INNOVATING AND AMAZING"

JANICE LONG,BBC RADIO 2:"MY NEW FAVOURITE BAND"

THE INDEPENDENT: "THEY BLEND THE VOICES OF THE PAST WITH THE MUSIC OF THE PRESENT TO ASTOUNDING EFFECT"

THE INDEPENDENT: "THEY BLEND THE VOICES OF THE PAST WITH THE MUSIC OF THE PRESENT TO ASTOUNDING EFFECT"

TIME OUT: "INSPIRATIONAL STUFF"

JOHN KENNEDY, XFM: "ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT"

MUSIC WEEK: "THIS DUO ARE BRINGING THE PAST UP TO DATE WHILST SOUNDING LIKE THEY BELONG IN 2012"
Kiev
Kiev
Kiev is a band whose musical ambitions transcend traditional genres and has the ability to stretch one's expectations of how a young band can present their art form. Based in Southern California, their music is bound to attract a wider following of fans beyond the L.A. area through its complexity and yet accessibility.

The band name comes from a poem about journeys, traveling and being places you have never been before. Written by one of the bandmates family members, this poem became a representation of how Kiev wants the listener to feel upon hearing their music.

Sonically, the band dives deep into the art of blending tones from dusty old recordings with the possibilities of modern technology. Compositionally, the band places heavy emphasis on a balance of multiple layers. Albeit, experimentation with rhythm is the foundation from which they build their sonic landscapes. While texture and tone are also significant characteristics of Kiev, their foundation is defined by rhythm and precise placement.

Kiev's music appeals to not any one generation. Some may correlate their sound with alternative British rock while others may interpret Kiev as a more experimental jam-band. Although there are elements of both, Kiev adheres to neither setting and actively explores different sounds while maintaining their own distinct style.

Whether it's Radiohead, Wilco, Steely Dan or Frank Zappa, someone you've heard before is bound to cross your mind while first listening, but no one before has made music quite like Kiev.