Late Night Final, the side project from Public Service Broadcasting’s J. Willgoose releases debut album alongside visualiser for title track

signed to [PIAS] Recordings ⇥ PUBLISHED ON 14 December, 2020

‘A Wonderful Hope,’ the debut album from Late Night Final represents our very core – music first. When Public Service Broadcasting’s J. Willgoose found himself isolated from his bandmates (not to mention their music equipment being 1000’s of miles out of sight, stranded in a different country!), he turned to music – and today we are simply thrilled to enjoy his lockdown creations and the debut release from his new side project. This 4 track album was born out of a deep-rooted yearning to connect with other humans and a need to do something creative and to regain some sense of control.

“We were working on the next Public Service Broadcasting album when the restrictions hit,” says Willgoose. “All of our equipment was stuck in a different country and we were unable to meet up. I’ve always wanted to explore a more meditative sound, inspired by Brian Eno, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, and KLF’s seminal ‘Chill Out’ album. This felt like the perfect opportunity.”


Accompanying this album release is a visualiser for the record’s title track, the third in a series of videos created by Nic Finch.

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The 45 minutes of music that grew out of his lockdown reflect the make-do-and-mend attitude of the period: listen out for the distorted sound of his baby’s metal rattle played backwards on track two and samples from his local park on the fourth and final track. Willgoose also explores theories of random music generation as well as the human capacity for hope.


The album was featured on #TimsTwitterListeningParty this past Sunday, December 13th – check it out HERE. This release is a must-listen, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have – we simply love inspirational stories of hope and creativity, that finds music at the forefront.


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