Say hello to one of the most original debut albums in years. Public Service Broadcasting are quite an unusual proposition; they make a mockery of the two-piece band format, sometimes sounding as though there are five or six people in the room, when in reality it's just the two of them, both curiously named; respectively, Wrigglesworth handles the live drums and rhythms, while J. Willgoose Esq. is responsible for just about everything else. Their sound is quite a busy one, albeit without becoming overcrowded. As the saying goes, too many cooks spoil the broth, but the PSB boys have created a sound that is taut and engaging, utilising a traditional band set-up as well as an impressive bank of samples. The driving rhythms and post-punk riffs of current single 'Signal 30' display the duo at their most powerful, racing along on a track which concerns the dangers of careless driving, its samples lifted from the 1959 film of the same name, whose graphic nature is reflected in the unhinged-sounding nature of the track, building to a searingly intense finish.

Listeners who have been keeping up will have spotted by then that the duo are fond of using the same snippets in different contexts. Every sample used in the curtain-raising title track reappears in some form as part of an entirely different track. The band have cherry-picked samples to use, so that the album forms a full narrative, taking in subjects from, well, television (on several occasions; public service broadcasting - see what they did?), to military aircraft (older song 'Spitfire' makes an appearance), to postal deliveries ('Night Mail') and even a track concerning the mountain which was previously known as Peak 15 gets a look in - fans will recognise it as last year's single 'Everest', and it packs quite a punch as the penultimate track on the album. Their concerns are broad, every bit as scattershot as another band with 'P', 'S' and 'B' as their initials - British Sea Power - and so too is their approach, their diverse debut exploring a variety of moods over its 11 tracks.

At times, the pair find themselves in unashamedly poppy form; the watertight rhythms, math-pop guitars and banjo (yes, really) on 'Theme From PSB' is an excellent combination, and its melodic sound shows that the band can write knock-out instrumental-pop songs when they put their mind to it. The focus is always on melody, though when they really focus, they can write a track as immediate as 'ROYGBIV', the second half of which is euphoric and arguably the pinnacle of the duo's output thus far. That track is the standout on an album packed full of great moments, and serves to drive home a point that will definitely bear repeating: Inform - Educate - Entertain is an extraordinary debut, accomplishing all three of its aims whilst displaying fantastic musicianship and a knack for melody other bands would do terrible things for; and Public Service Broadcasting may well be the UK's best new band. Your 2013 just won't be complete without them.