The new Public Service Broadcasting album is out now, called 'Every Valley'. PSB basically take old archive audio of speeches and broadcasts and set it to music. It sounds crap but they make it work and it's great. Their first album used public service broadcasts (hence the band name) and had some stand out tracks on it (Spitfire, Night Mail). At the time I thought it might just be an interesting gimmick that would work for one album. But the second album, The Race for Space, is fantastic, telling the history of the space race and hangs together far better. This all sounds a bit geeky I admit, but the music is fantastic and with the spoken words it just somehow works. As a good example try 'Go' off of The Race for Space. Anyway, that's a very long digression to say that the new album is all about mining. A lot of it uses Welsh archive material and interviews with miners but its definitely worth a listen if any of the above sounds your kind of thing. Oh, and they're playing 02 Academy Leeds on Thursday 19th October.