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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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  • Frenchgirlss

    "I want to know when James is gonna tour over here in the states, if NYC I'll travel." same

    18 Jul 12:36am Reply
  • AsthrayHeart

    this band is just way too good.

    7 Jul 5:45pm Reply
  • vboechat

    Thank you Spotify

    6 Jul 11:10pm Reply
  • Cylob

    Jump In: 100 Abstract Pop Anthems

    5 Jul 6:01am Reply
  • aknuds-1

    A reminder of a stunning live document of this cherished band: Black Session, Paris 5/4/2000.

    2 Jul 9:45pm Reply
  • the-crystalship

    beautiful music

    23 Jun 6:03am Reply
  • ecat13

    I want to know when James is gonna tour over here in the states, if NYC I'll travel.

    9 Jun 4:27am Reply
  • harajukudude

    re-discovering my love for Broadcast

    5 Jun 9:32pm Reply
  • Teslacoil33

    @thevelouriaopum: Beautiful words.

    25 May 8:55am Reply
  • i_folk

    прекраснее музыки нет и не будет

    16 May 10:08pm Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    It still hurts me deeply every time I attempt to listen to Broadcast's magnificent albums. It's like I still haven't got over the grieving process or haven't dealt with it as I should. But it's just so hard for me to divorce the music from the silent specter of death. It haunts me, much like the seraphic voice of Trish's still continues to do.You desperately wish she were still alive, but she is not. That is the finality of death itself. It can't be taken back or redone. But the music of Trish and Broadcast will live on forever. The immortal beings of music. [2] Thanks for saying that.

    26 Apr 7:21pm Reply
  • thevelouriaopum

    It still hurts me deeply every time I attempt to listen to Broadcast's magnificent albums. It's like I still haven't got over the grieving process or haven't dealt with it as I should. But it's just so hard for me to divorce the music from the silent specter of death. It haunts me, much like the seraphic voice of Trish's still continues to do.You desperately wish she were still alive, but she is not. That is the finality of death itself. It can't be taken back or redone. But the music of Trish and Broadcast will live on forever. The immortal beings of music.

    21 Apr 6:57pm Reply
  • Egor8bit

    великолепно<3

    7 Apr 1:04pm Reply
  • snapandjack

    Tender buttons is such a fucking great album all the way through

    25 Mar 5:48am Reply
  • pulmentum

    изумительно

    2 Feb 12:17pm Reply
  • ecat13

    Listener rate went up around the anniversary of her death. /: RIP angel voice!

    2 Feb 3:55am Reply
  • RussellChap

    They may have stopped airing new broadcasts but the music is still there

    28 Jan 12:21pm Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    10/10, very dead, such singing, wowe

    24 Jan 4:38am Reply
  • HighWay17

    Happy New Birthday, Trish.

    13 Jan 11:18pm Reply
  • neidisch

    I'm still hoping this is all a joke and that Trish is alive somewhere in England. [4]

    7 Jan 8:21am Reply
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