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 - Casino Classics album art St. Etienne* Angel (Broadcast) St. Etienne* - Casino Classics (Comp, Album) Heavenly, Heavenly UK 1996 Sell This Version
NMECDC96 Broadcast - NME C96 album art Various Lights Out Various - NME C96(CD, Comp) New Musical Express NMECDC96 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Living Room / Phantom album art Broadcast Broadcast - Living Room / Phantom Duophonic Super 45s, Duophonic Super 45s UK 1996 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Continental album art Saint Etienne Angel Saint Etienne - Continental (Album, Comp) L'appareil-Photo, Readymade Records Japan 1997 Sell This Version
NME BBC SC1, NME BBC Broadcast - NME Presents Radio 1 Sound City Oxford '97 album art Various Misc Various - NME Presents Radio 1 Sound City Oxford '97(Cass, Comp) New Musical Express, New Musical Express NME BBC SC1, NME BBC UK 1997 Sell This Version
COTCD 010 Broadcast - Submarine Address album art Bill Cargill Steal A Kiss Bill Cargill - Submarine Address(CD) Cup Of Tea Records COTCD 010 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Echo's Answer album art Broadcast Broadcast - Echo's Answer (Single) Warp Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Bearos007 Broadcast - Somewhere Forever Inside album art Jameson (3) Jameson (3) - Somewhere Forever Inside(3x7") Bearos Bearos007 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WAP136 Broadcast - Drums On Fire album art Broadcast Broadcast - Drums On Fire(12") Warp Records WAP136 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Extended Play Two album art Broadcast Broadcast - Extended Play Two (EP) Warp Records US 2000 Sell This Version
WAP129 Broadcast - Extended Play album art Broadcast Broadcast - Extended Play(12", EP) Warp Records WAP129 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Another Pearl album art Badly Drawn Boy Badly Drawn Boy - Another Pearl (Single) Twisted Nerve, XL Recordings UK 2000 Sell This Version
JOCKEYSLUT001 Broadcast - Next! album art Various Bellydance Various - Next!(CD, Comp) Jockey Slut JOCKEYSLUT001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Broadcast - All Tomorrow's Parties 1.0 album art Various DDL Various - All Tomorrow's Parties 1.0 (Comp) ATP Recordings, ATP Recordings UK 2001 Sell This Version
7WAP193 Broadcast - America's Boy album art Broadcast Broadcast - America's Boy(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP193 UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD 136P Broadcast - Tender Buttons album art Broadcast Broadcast - Tender Buttons(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD 136P UK 2005 Sell This Version
SD142-2, SDX 0090522 Broadcast - Coming Home album art Tim Love Lee* Chord Simple Tim Love Lee* - Coming Home(CD, Comp) Stereo Deluxe, Stereo Deluxe SD142-2, SDX 0090522 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
WARPCD206P Broadcast - The Caliph's Tea Party album art Gonjasufi The Caliph's Tea Party (Broadcast & The Focus Group and 2 more… Gonjasufi - The Caliph's Tea Party(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD206P UK 2010 Sell This Version
Broadcast - Transition Transmission (14 Tracks From The New Heroes Of Art Rock) album art Various I See, So I See So Various - Transition Transmission (14 Tracks From The New Heroes Of Art Rock) (Comp) Uncut (2) UK 2010 Sell This Version

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


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.


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
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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.

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