After reading yesterday’s comments, I quickly researched the PSB films recut from COI and GPO shorts. They seem to have started out with many musicians, who eventually boiled down to two, who became the band Public Service Broadcasting. They’re appear to be British, thoughtful, low-key backroom boys who have discovered a niche and give live concerts. I found a large number of their soundtracks online, and there are several albums.
They mix an indie sound with a driving beat and add soundbites from the original footage to create something both fresh and familiar, and in this sense they are not dissimilar to Lemon Jelly, who did the same a few years back, and Pogo, who has used his mother’s gardening tips and a discussion about declarations of love involving Kenneth Williams and Kenneth Connor (not with each other!)
Incidentally, the RAF-sponsored film ‘Spitfire’ is delightful (if over-long) and has a terrific soundtrack.