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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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Albums

0927-42552-2 Brad Mehldau Come On Let's Go Brad Mehldau - Ma Femme Est Une Actrice (Musique Originale De Brad Mehldau)(CD, Album) Warner Music France, Warner Jazz & World France 0927-42552-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Various You Can Fall Various - Morvern Callar (Comp) Warp Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
none DJ Zapotek Echoes Answer DJ Zapotek - presents : Lost Memory(CDr, CD-ROM, Mixtape) Not On Label none Germany 2002 Sell This Version
HS #06 Various Pendulum Various - Trax Hors Série #6 : Warp(CD, Smplr, Car) Trax Sampler HS #06 France 2003 Sell This Version
Various Poem Of Dead Song and 5 more… Various - WarpVision: The Videos 1989 - 2004 (Comp) Warp Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
Prefuse 73 And I'm Gone Prefuse 73 - Surrounded By Silence (Album) Warp Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
DJOOF005 Fred Elalouf (aka Oof)* Pendulum Fred Elalouf (aka Oof)* - La Biennale Takes A Trip(CDr, Promo) Ping Pong DJOOF005 France 2005 Sell This Version
Various Black Cat Various - WARP Sampler (Comp) Warp Records Spain 2006 Sell This Version
Various Hammer Without A Master Various - Skins: The Soundtrack (Comp) Fascination Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Various Sixty Forty Various - Warp20 (Unheard) (Comp) Warp Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
BRH13-D Various In Here The World Begins Various - We Are The Works In Progress(14xFile, MP3, 192) Asa Wa Kuru BRH13-D US 2012
none Phoebe Kiddo Royal Chant Phoebe Kiddo - Symbiosis 86 - Mixtape For Dreamers(File, MP3, Mix) Symbiosis none Australia 2012
STS238LP Carmen Villain Love's Long Listen In Carmen Villain - Sleeper(LP, Album + CD, Album + CDr, Mixed, Promo) Smalltown Supersound STS238LP Norway 2013 Sell This Version
DJ Koze Tears In The Typing Pool DJ Koze - DJ-Kicks (Comp) !K7 Records Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none DJ LL Cool J Unchanging Window / Chord Simple DJ LL Cool J - Lacie Loves Cool Jams(Cass, Mixtape, C90) Not On Label (DJ LL Cool J Self-released) none UK 2018 Sell This Version
SBRS-004 Hilary Woods Tears In The Typing Pool Hilary Woods - A Mix Tape Made By Hilary Woods(Cass, Mixtape) Sacred Bones Records SBRS-004 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Gaslamp Killer Featuring Kutmah One Hour Empire The Gaslamp Killer Featuring Kutmah - I Spit On Your Grave(CD, Mixed) Obey Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
SS* / S* I Found The End SS* / S* - Sicario De Dios (EP) Jealous God US 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

Various Lights Out Various - NME C96 (Comp, Album) New Musical Express UK 1996 Sell This Version
pube 12 Various Accidentals Various - The Camden Crawl II The Revenge(CD, Comp) Love Train pube 12 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Various The Book Lovers Various - Austin Powers - International Man Of Mystery (Comp) Hollywood Records Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD LI 9704 Various We've Got Time Various - Un Eté 97(CD, Comp) Les Inrockuptibles CD LI 9704 France 1997 Sell This Version
SM 003 Various Phantom Various - Benicassim'97(2xCD, Comp) Festival Internacional de Benicàssim SM 003 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
NME BBC SC1, NME BBC 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
Various Hammer Without A Master Various - We Are Reasonable People (Comp) Warp Records, Warp Records UK 1998 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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