Public Service Broadcasting could so easily have become just a novelty act – their debut album Inform, Educate, Entertain was full of tremendously fun dance/rock hybrids sampling RP dialogue from (early) 20th century Britain’s airwaves, but could have been dismissed as light entertainment. Another album of that might have seen them typecast as goofballs. However, by adopting an overarching (serious) concept on The Race For Space they have found the perfect avenue for their talents, without having to jettison their sense of fun. The music fits the samples and vice versa, and it captures the excitement, danger, glamour and awe at humanity’s achievements in the golden era of space exploration. Highlights include full horn-section augmented funk for earth-orbiting superstar Yuri Gagarin; celebrating the ‘backroom’ team for the moon landings on the terrific Go and finally the spine-tingling moment when man first successfully orbited The Other Side of the moon.