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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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  • 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
  • subtlemocking

    14.01.2011 - 14.01.2015. We remember you, Trish. [2]

    14 Jan 8:28pm 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
  • Microbe-Hunter

    Oh how I miss them.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ColorfulHyena

    Is James still working on a new album?

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ecat13

    One of the things that leaves me attracted to her, not an important thing but I am kind of sick of the over usage of cleavage... She didn't need to. YEAH, when is James touring USA?? :o

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • interhole

    she never showed cleavage..

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ripchord

    I'm one of those casual Broadcast fans who really only regularly spinned Tender Buttons, but I was thinking about Trish this week for some reason and decided to really listen to The Noise Made by People. Wow.

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Frenchgirlss

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

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • AsthrayHeart

    this band is just way too good.

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • vboechat

    Thank you Spotify

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Cylob

    Jump In: 100 Abstract Pop Anthems

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • aknuds-1

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

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • the-crystalship

    beautiful music

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
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