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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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Broadcast - Drums On Fire album art Broadcast Broadcast - Drums On Fire Warp Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
PRDV VRES65 Broadcast - Reservation album art Various Pendulum Various - Reservation(DVD, Comp) RES Media Group, Inc. PRDV VRES65 US 2003 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Strong Arm album art Buck 65 Cutthroat Buck 65 - Strong Arm Not On Label (Buck 65 Self-released) Canada 2006 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Warp20 (Recreated) album art Various I Found The F Various - Warp20 (Recreated) (Comp) Warp Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
none, ISBN 9781568988719 Broadcast - Sleepwalkers album art Doug Aitken The Unfinite Self and 4 more… Doug Aitken - Sleepwalkers(12", Pic + CD, Comp + DVD + Box, Ltd, Num) DFA, Princeton Architectural Press none, ISBN 9781568988719 US 2012 Sell This Version
WARPCD233 Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio album art Broadcast Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD233 UK & US 2013 Sell This Version

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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 4 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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