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Birmingham, England (1995 – present)

1.) Broadcast are an indie electronic band which formed in 1995 in Birmingham, England. The band originally consisted of Trish Keenan (vocals), Tim Felton (guitar), James Cargill (bass), Roj Stevens (keyboards) and Steve Perkins (drums).

Perkins left the band in 2000, and Stevens and Felton left in 2005. Stevens released a solo album under the name Roj and Felton formed the group Seeland with Billy Bainbridge from Plone. After the January 2011 death of Trish Keenan, James Cargill is the only current member of the band.

The band has released five albums in their career: “The Noise Made by People” (2000), “The Haha Sound” (2003), “Tender Buttons” (2005), “Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age” (2009, with The Focus Group) and Berberian Sound Studio (2013), the soundtrack to the film of the same name. Cargill has stated that plans for an album featuring Keenan’s final recordings is in the works.

The band’s first releases were singles released on Wurlitzer Jukebox Records ( “Accidentals” ) and Duophonic Records (“The Book Lovers”) in the mid-1990s. “The Book Lovers” was also featured on the soundtrack of the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. They attracted the attention of Warp Records, who compiled the singles in 1997 on “Work and Non Work”.

The band was chosen by Matt Groening to perform at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival he curated in May 2010 in Minehead, Somerset, England.

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  • Taboowill

    dream pop

    16 May 4:40am Reply
  • tahbyfet

    (I love this band so very dearly)

    13 May 4:53pm Reply
  • Daigo-Sama

    "come on lets go" still rings in my head

    10 May 11:33am Reply
  • Evitiya

    Ohh!! I love love so much Broadcast. Really sad it has finished. I think who like this group, like too this others: Still Corners, Unsuspected, Reina Republicana, Melody's Echo Answer...

    2 May 3:46pm Reply
  • Sturmlied

    curioser and curioser....

    17 Apr 11:53pm Reply
  • victimofkratina

    classic

    16 Apr 11:53pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    They had one idea and used it very well.

    15 Apr 8:07am Reply
  • xLoveAmerican

    ughghghgh such a good band

    21 Mar 8:42pm Reply
  • Taboowill

    banda de culto

    16 Mar 6:29am Reply
  • hiddenreverse

    such delicacy

    14 Mar 10:22pm Reply
  • moscatosca

    i miss you ♥

    11 Mar 5:36am Reply
  • Anabel_arg

    This is music from a genre hard to define but maybe that's why I'm enjoying every song by them. New fan here!

    3 Mar 6:44pm Reply
  • sigridwallinahl

    Wait a minute... That tape was pretty bad, come to think of it. But the later ones were great!

    28 Jan 8:07pm Reply
  • sigridwallinahl

    Here's my story... I first came across this remarkable pop group in late 1993 when I was working at a small independent record store in west Birmingham. Some bloke walked in one day with a C90 and asked me to listen to it. I told him I would check it out later, which I did. It was great. A completely new thing and I was blown away. Way ahead of its time... And then Broadcast released several brilliant albums, EPs and singles.

    28 Jan 8:06pm Reply
  • Pen-Cap-Chew

    Reissue of Broadcast albums finally happening: https://bleep.com/release/56930-broadcast-albums-bundle

    27 Jan 11:19pm Reply
  • vanilla_boy1

    An excellent colourful pop group with a wonderful vocalist. Was thinking Trish has died four years ago today, so I am posting. Ms. Keenan will be missed here dearly. The music she made with her mates lives on!

    15 Jan 2:36am Reply
  • zzzo_O

    Thinking of Trish Keenan today. Loss of an angel.

    14 Jan 9:45pm Reply
  • ElBandido

    Yeah, you're still missed, Trish :(

    14 Jan 7:13pm Reply
  • HighWay17

    14.01.2011 - 14.01.2015. We remember you, Trish.

    14 Jan 4:25pm Reply
  • InASafePlace

    One of the greatest bands ever. Top 10 for sure.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
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