Broadcast

Profile:
Hailing from Birmingham, Broadcast, formed of Trish Keenan (vocals), Roj Stevens (keyboards), James Cargill (bass), Tim Felton (guitar) and Steve Perkins (drums), first appeared on Wurlitzer Jukebox back in 1996 with their first EP, Accidentals. Within a year, they had released two more EPs on Duophonic, collected on Work & Non Work, released on Warp, in 1997.

It would take nearly three years for Echo’s Answer, their next EP, to be released, shortly followed by the band’s first album, The Noise Made By People, and three more EPs. This profusion of EPs has shown that, far from being a simple tool to promote their albums, they are actually a platform for the band to explore and take their sound to uneasy territories.

Broadcast’s intimate experimental pop is fuelled with references to the work of the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Ennio Morricone or John Barry. Often associated with Stereolab in the early days, the sound of the band has developed considerably since.

Lead singer Trish Keenan died of pneumonia on 14 January 2011 at the age of 42.
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Albums

Broadcast - The Noise Made By People album art Broadcast The Noise Made By People (Album) Warp Records Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Haha Sound album art Broadcast Haha Sound (Album) Warp Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Tender Buttons album art Broadcast Tender Buttons (Album) Warp Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age album art Broadcast And The Focus Group Broadcast And The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age (MiniAlbum) Warp Records Japan 2009 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio album art Broadcast Berberian Sound Studio (Album) Warp Records Poland 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Broadcast - Living Room / Phantom album art Broadcast Living Room / Phantom Duophonic Super 45s, Duophonic Super 45s UK 1996 Sell This Version
Broadcast - The Book Lovers EP album art Broadcast The Book Lovers EP (EP) Duophonic Super 45s UK 1996 Sell This Version
WJ06 Broadcast - Accidentals album art Broadcast Accidentals(7") Wurlitzer Jukebox WJ06 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Echo's Answer album art Broadcast Echo's Answer (Single) Warp Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Extended Play album art Broadcast Extended Play (EP, Single) Warp Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Extended Play Two album art Broadcast Extended Play Two (EP) Warp Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Drums On Fire album art Broadcast Drums On Fire Warp Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Come On Let's Go album art Broadcast Come On Let's Go (Single, EP) Warp Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Pendulum album art Broadcast Pendulum (EP) Warp Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
WAP 169 CD Broadcast - Microtronics Volume 01: Stereo Recorded Music For Links And Bridges album art Broadcast Microtronics Volume 01: Stereo Recorded Music For Links And Bridges(CD, Mini, Ltd) Warp Records WAP 169 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
Broadcast - America's Boy album art Broadcast America's Boy (Single) Warp Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
WAP 199 CD Broadcast - Microtronics Volume 02: Stereo Recorded Music For Links And Bridges album art Broadcast Microtronics Volume 02: Stereo Recorded Music For Links And Bridges(CD, Mini, Ltd) Warp Records WAP 199 CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD189T Broadcast - Mother Is The Milky Way album art Broadcast Mother Is The Milky Way(CD, EP, Ltd) Warp Records WARPCD189T UK 2009 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Familiar Shapes And Noises album art Broadcast And The Focus Group Broadcast And The Focus Group - Familiar Shapes And Noises (Single) Ghost Box UK 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

Broadcast - Work And Non Work album art Broadcast Work And Non Work (Comp) Warp Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Broadcast - The Future Crayon album art Broadcast The Future Crayon (Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
WARPCD65C Broadcast - The Noise Made By People / Haha Sound album art Broadcast The Noise Made By People / Haha Sound(2xCD, Comp) Warp20 (Classics²) WARPCD65C UK Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

WARPCD66 AD Broadcast - Instrumentals album art Broadcast Instrumentals(CDr, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD66 AD UK 2000 Sell This Version
WARP CD 106 RP Broadcast - Before We Begin / Man Is Not A Bird album art Broadcast Before We Begin / Man Is Not A Bird(CD, Promo, Smplr) Warp Records WARP CD 106 RP UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Broadcast - Herr Bar (Reinterpretation / Improvisation) album art Clark* & Broadcast Clark* & Broadcast - Herr Bar (Reinterpretation / Improvisation)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Chris Clark Self-released) none UK 2006

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noviellion

noviellion

May 26, 2018
Some of the best music ever made. Absolutely gorgeous stuff.
jakephotojake

jakephotojake

May 18, 2018
"I'll always wait, it's never too late to color me in.
............
Today or next year I'll always be here
If you want to color me in."

Haunting and joyous, this band simply does not play out like so many others.
:')
gotknives

gotknives

March 13, 2015
Got my bundle in the mail yesterday, represses sound fantastic. so excited to finally be able to own and play these.
bell-end

bell-end

March 6, 2015
Just bought the vinyl bundle on bleep,can't wait to hear this bands material pre-2009 (all I've heard up till now is the joint lp with the focus group and 'berberian sound studio').
jarsu

jarsu

March 3, 2015
I hope warp does good quality this time ! Boards of Canada reissues went all wrong :(
punkhermit

punkhermit

February 13, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
thanks warp for repressing these seminal albums for all of us!
Supermike

Supermike

January 27, 2015
All albums will be repressed on march 2015!
sprdthlv

sprdthlv

June 27, 2014
a very unique band. they will be missed. hopefully their material will get re-released on vinyl, as the prices for the lps are horrendous.
seyyjJ

seyyjJ

October 12, 2013
It's awful when the first thing you learn about an amazing band is that the singer is dead :c
oxblood

oxblood

January 18, 2011
R.I.P Trish Keenan! Your voice will play on.

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