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The Sunday Times | 9 July 2017

Public Service Broadcasting
Every Valley

The decline of the Welsh mining industry doesn’t sound like a pop topic, but in the hands of a band whose albums have explored the space race and inventions including colour TV, it provides inspiration. The sample-centric Londoners raid the archives for footage (Richard Burton’s booming voice included) to tell a stirring community tale via disco, broody post-rock, jittery electro and beguiling folk. James Dean Bradfield and Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell guest alongside a male-voice choir, colliery brass and sumptuous strings.