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.

Broadcast Discography


SRCS 348 Broadcast The Noise Made By People (Album) Warp Records SRCS 348 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
WARPCD106PX Broadcast Haha Sound (Album) Warp Records WARPCD106PX UK 2003 Sell This Version
WARPCD136P Broadcast Tender Buttons (Album) Warp Records WARPCD136P UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD189, BRWP189 Broadcast And The Focus Group Broadcast And The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age (MiniAlbum) Warp Records WARPCD189, BRWP189 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
none Broadcast Berberian Sound Studio (Album) Warp Records none Poland 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DS45-16 Broadcast The Book Lovers EP (EP) Duophonic Super 45s DS45-16 UK 1996 Sell This Version
WJ06 Broadcast Accidentals(7") Wurlitzer Jukebox WJ06 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DS45-14 Broadcast Living Room / Phantom Duophonic Super 45s DS45-14 UK 1997 Sell This Version
WAP 125 CD Broadcast Echo's Answer (Single) Warp Records WAP 125 CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
WAP 129 CDRP Broadcast Extended Play (EP, Single) Warp Records WAP 129 CDRP UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Broadcast Come On Let's Go (Single) Warp Records none US 1998 Sell This Version
TB 1439 Broadcast Extended Play Two (EP) Warp Records TB 1439 US 2000 Sell This Version
WAP136 Broadcast Drums On Fire(12") Warp Records WAP136 UK 2000 Sell This Version
WAP 162 CDP Broadcast Pendulum (EP) Warp Records WAP 162 CDP UK 2003 Sell This Version
WAP 169 CD Broadcast Microtronics Volume 01: Stereo Recorded Music For Links And Bridges(CD, Mini, Ltd) Warp Records WAP 169 CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Broadcast America's Boy (Single) Warp Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
WAP 199 CD 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(CD, EP, Ltd) Warp Records WARPCD189T UK 2009 Sell This Version
GBX704 Broadcast And The Focus Group Broadcast And The Focus Group - Familiar Shapes And Noises (Single) Ghost Box GBX704 UK 2010 Sell This Version


WARP CD 52 P Broadcast Work And Non Work (Comp) Warp Records WARP CD 52 P UK 1997 Sell This Version
WARPCD 146, WARPCD146 Broadcast The Future Crayon (Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records WARPCD 146, WARPCD146 UK 2006 Sell This Version


WARPCD66 AD 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(CD, Smplr, Promo) Warp Records WARP CD 106 RP UK 2003 Sell This Version
none 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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March 13, 2015
Got my bundle in the mail yesterday, represses sound fantastic. so excited to finally be able to own and play these.


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').


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


February 13, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
thanks warp for repressing these seminal albums for all of us!


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


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.


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


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


January 14, 2011
Good bye :(((


January 14, 2011
R.I.P. Trish Keenan.

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