Focusing on the political awakening among the women’s support groups at the time of the South Wales mining strike between 1984-1985, ‘They Gave Me A Lamp’ is the new single from Public Service Broadcasting, and the second to be taken from their upcoming album Every Valley. The track features instrumental, post–rock trio Haiku Salut.

Speaking about the importance of having the band on the single and of covering the role of women’s group’s during the strike, J. Willgoose, Esq. explains: “When I was doing the research for this album, one of the stories that leapt out at me most obviously was of the role of women’s support groups in the strike. It seemed like a genuine political awakening for a whole generation of women, who suddenly came to realise both their potential, and the power they had to shape the society they were part of; I really wanted to try to do their movement justice. Getting Haiku Salut on board, as well as samples of some of the key women talking about their role in the strike, were important factors for me in putting this song together”.

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