New Broadcast (RIP Trish Keenan Jan 2011)

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More italian futurism from the Sheffield crew, you feel the need for speed whilst playing the new Broadcast, the need for speed in the beatz that fly in and out of your head phones. Abstract noises abound. The singer still sounds like she's singing variations on the Barberalla theme as she goes on about force fields and protection. Being stuck at Highbury and Islington actually felt strangely sci-fi, whilst looking at a japanese advertisements. Could have been anywhere and anytime. Half hoping to see space craft as the most effective mode of transportation around the decaying buildings of London. But alas, it was still Stockwell and the Broadcast EP ended. 5/5. Cause man they gave me experience. What else would you want from Broadcast?

Samson, Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:05 (seventeen years ago) link

i NEED the rest of the EP, but i'm gonna buy it when it comes out defo. up well up for either the ULU or Brighton gig too. i love Trish.

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:07 (seventeen years ago) link

Italian futurism tho? explain!

Sheffield? I thought they were from Birmingham area...

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:09 (seventeen years ago) link


Sorry, I just feel that since I'm currently living in Brum that I should get very annoyed about that incorrect geographical accreditation.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:10 (seventeen years ago) link

tried to capture the lyrics, this is what i got:

captured under hypnosis
faster and faster images

can a reading be obtained
all this mystery explained
i'm in orbit
held by magnets
under forcefields
so much closer than love

logic offers no defence
underneath this influence

why disguise our ...? ...?
holds emotion in suspense
i'm in orbit
held by magnets
under forcefields
so much closer than love

caught between the day and night

i'm in orbit
held by magnets
under forcefields
so much closer than love


i'm sure i'm wrong somewhere...

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:11 (seventeen years ago) link

No idea.

But shit, it is good. Really, really good. My feet haven't involuntarily tapped like that in sometime...

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:16 (seventeen years ago) link

The intentions of this manifesto was a wake-up call to Marinetti's countrymen to make them aware that they had been 'wearing second-hand clothes for too long.' It was time for them to create a new art for themselves, forged out of the beauty of speed and a glorification of war: Art, in fact, can be nothing but violence, cruelty, and injustice.

In travelling on the tube, zipping through the stations and staring at the pictures of the POWs, that is what struck me about the new Broadcast was that the songs speed by; that need for speed. The violence could come from my own thoughts about the war and the general anxiety. Broadcast make something new their own.

Samson, Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:21 (seventeen years ago) link

'Pendulum' is one of their darkside tracks, like 'Hammer Without A Master' and 'DDL' but they've also got the subdued melancholic numbers ('Lights Out', the extraordinary 'Echo's Answer'), breezy pop ('Living Room', 'message From Home', 'Come On Lets Go') and the spymovie surreal odysseys ('Dave's Dream', 'The Man From Atlantis') - there's often a lot more going on in their stuff than meets the ear, incredible sounds, sequences, sonic events, Trish has a sweet, dulcit and subtle voice, not soulful like Beth Gibbons or warped like Roisin but beautiful nonetheless.

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm in a computer lab. People are looking at me. I cannot help it. It's pulsing, repetitive, pounding... the whole slightly tacky wood-panelling effect - you can almost see paint peeling off their instruments, especially on the bizarre kind of shimmer - is it guitar or synth? Don't know, but this isn't secondary school music lessons... yet that's how it feels. Decaying tape, too much fuzz, and those drums, never, ever going away...

Her voice is working beautifully, too, singing to someone about half a yard to the left of wherever it is you're looking. I was gonna listen to the Donnas album, but this has just overtaken it big time.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:35 (seventeen years ago) link

oh god i listened to some of The Donnas last night but was not too impressed. great website tho, ha - a band to be seen and not heard?

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:38 (seventeen years ago) link

Hmm, dunno. I'm the computer block at uni (the big one - there's a lot of them, but this is the nicest - flatscreen swivelling monitors - yum), with the full intention of writing a shitload of stuff for CTCL. Broadcast have just utterly fucking wrecked that.

2003. It is a fucking top year (music wise).

Thank you so, so much.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:41 (seventeen years ago) link

Which is a nicer way of saying - not too fussed on the Donnas, but I could probably do 150 words on them.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 22:42 (seventeen years ago) link

Thing that just got left out about Italian Futurists: they were fascists, no?

nabisco (nabisco), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 23:37 (seventeen years ago) link

The MP3 sounds cool, maybe I need to check them out. A bit Stereolab sounding. It didn't make me "feel the need for speed", which at this point in time I count as a blessing.

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Everyone in a rock'n'roll band is a facist, Nabisco. Sometimes I think ART is facism.

Samson, Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:52 (seventeen years ago) link

i await the inevitable 'what the fuck is all the fuss about you curmudgeons? this is tedious drivel' backlash, tho not with glee

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:56 (seventeen years ago) link

That's the thing that makes it so great, though - the sheer, unrelenting seriousness of it all, serious because they couldn't do it any other way, because doing it any other way would be a bit rubbish and pointless. So when the drums drive, they mean it, and that makes them all the more hard and fantastic.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Stevem I feel sorry for Broadcast haterz. No need to crack down. They are talking to hear themselves talk!

Samson, Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:59 (seventeen years ago) link

samson why are you posting here when you could be listening to '604'? ;)

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 01:01 (seventeen years ago) link

I am about to go to bed. And my London mullett is not properly grown in yet so I can't feel the painfully obvious irony of'604' yet.

(Me no like Ladytron 'cept for one single when they do an ace rip off of the Human League :-P )

Samson, Wednesday, 26 March 2003 01:03 (seventeen years ago) link

painfully obvious irony

sigh, isn't it GREAT?!

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 01:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Came back into uni today solely to hear this again (forgot CD-R DAMN)...

I feel the need to convert the whole world to this one. I'm in orrr-bit...

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Thursday, 27 March 2003 00:37 (seventeen years ago) link

The new mp3 didn't do all that much for me: I'm a little scared!

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 27 March 2003 00:41 (seventeen years ago) link

well to be honest, i think its far from one of their best tracks but i'm just excited they're back, and its great to see William's (and others) enthusiasm for it, makes the thread (and me uploading the tune) entirely worthwhile

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 27 March 2003 00:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Thank you.

I'm gonna write something big on this, I fear. Even if I can't make out the lyrics you can't make out either.

William Bloody Swygart (mrswygart), Thursday, 27 March 2003 00:56 (seventeen years ago) link


The EP will be followed by the band's second proper LP, 'hahasound', due for release in August. The Birmingham group's acclaimed debut album 'The Noise Made By People' was released in 2000.

Broadcast play a string of US dates in May before commencing their UK tour. The dates are:

Glasgow Academy 3 (May 27)
Manchester Hop and Grape (May 28)
Cambridge Boatrace (May 29)
London ULU (May 30)
Brighton Pavilion (June 1)

Support comes from Imitation Electric Piano, except for Brighton Pavilion which is co-headlined with Alfie. The Projects also provide support at the ULU show.

For ticket availability

i will be at the ULU gig defo - got ticket already, see you down the front for a good heavy session of, erm, sage nodding

stevem (blueski), Saturday, 5 April 2003 22:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, they're playing a nice small show here in Costa Mesa May 7. Must get tickets...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 6 April 2003 00:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Steve, or anyone else who might know - do you have any idea what the "unknown" mp3 on base58 is? base58 matey seems to think it's Bola, but it doesn't really sound like them.

Tag (Tag), Sunday, 6 April 2003 17:50 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm up for the review for the May show, Steve. Maybe I will see you there?

Sonny Tremaine (Sonny), Sunday, 6 April 2003 17:58 (sixteen years ago) link

sure thang Sonny

and yeh Tag i put that up, i got it from a friend who's into everything in the Warp vein - i recorded an MD round his house but we forgot to keep track of what was going on the disk - loads of Broadcast on there so i mistook it for one of their tunes for ages. i keep meaning to play it to this guy and hopefully he will remember what it is and i'll finally get around to that this week so the mystery will be solved.

stevem (blueski), Sunday, 6 April 2003 18:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Ah, OK. Let me know when you find out, ta.

Tag (Tag), Sunday, 6 April 2003 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link

it was Blue States' 'Stereo 99' all along

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 8 April 2003 15:42 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
haha sound is on slsk now, if people didn't already know. i'm four tracks into my first listen and i'm loving it so far...

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 29 May 2003 09:23 (sixteen years ago) link

''Thing that just got left out about Italian Futurists: they were fascists, no?''

as far as I understand it: not really. they were in love with new technologies. But of course new technologies => could be a really kule sound making machine or new 'weapons of mass destruction' so it was fuzzy logic.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 29 May 2003 09:39 (sixteen years ago) link

i wonder where this EP got in the charts...number 137?

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 29 May 2003 11:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Anyone going to see them at ULU tomorrrow night? FAP maybe?

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 29 May 2003 11:42 (sixteen years ago) link

yes charlie, will be in the Bricklayers Arms (if its not too busy) around 7pm

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 29 May 2003 12:00 (sixteen years ago) link

nah, i don' want to see any of you bitches anywhere near me! ; - )

doom-e (Jam), Thursday, 29 May 2003 12:06 (sixteen years ago) link

er i better point out thats the Bricklayers Arms just off Tottenham Court Road

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 29 May 2003 12:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Saw them in San Francisco a few weeks ago, first time. I like listening to them but there always seems to be something off about them. They really are kind of Pram for poseurs, and the new ep goes a long way toward pushing them toward Pram territory with more weird instrumentals and slightly atonal jazzy jammy bits. I don't know; it's alright but it's not Dark Island and something about them seems insincere (maybe it was the crowd though; they definitely pull the styley anglophile popscensters in SF, and I'm having a hard time divorcing the band experience from the show experience right now).

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Thursday, 29 May 2003 13:25 (sixteen years ago) link

er i better point out thats the Bricklayers Arms just off Tottenham Court Road

I still don't know where that is in relation to ULU! (I'd already guessed you didn't mean the one in Hoxton...)

I'll be the fule in the...oh I dunno, who organises these things in advance? A ninetynine t-shirt, probably.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Friday, 30 May 2003 11:48 (sixteen years ago) link

forget Bricklayers, will now be in the Rising Sun on TCR from 6pm, i am in a red t-shirt that says 'supreme being' in swiss type on the front...hmmm, maybe i SHOULD go to the Brickies in Hoxton...

stevem (blueski), Friday, 30 May 2003 12:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Also going.

suzy (suzy), Friday, 30 May 2003 14:41 (sixteen years ago) link

(And to give a late post, the Costa Mesa show was indeed really good.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 30 May 2003 14:45 (sixteen years ago) link

That new EP was awful. They're putting sounds ahead of songs, which is a big mistake... just like that last Add N To X album.

blutroniq (blutroniq), Friday, 30 May 2003 16:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Saw them in Montreal a couple of weeks ago. Terrific, charming concert. Everyone was thrilled & terribly impressed.

slutsky (slutsky), Friday, 30 May 2003 17:42 (sixteen years ago) link

doom-e, you got the speed but where is the war? where is the grind! marinetti ain't about no ethereal star trek themes! no empty space, no protections; BODY KINESIS ZTT!

"we want to re-enter life"

Chip Morningstar (bob), Friday, 30 May 2003 21:04 (sixteen years ago) link

well it was a good (occasionally GREAT) gig but i cam away gutted they didnt play 'Echo's Answer', 'Papercuts' or 'Message From Home' - and nothing from 'Work And Non Work'...sure they've got a new album to play out but still...'Hammer Without A Master' was particularly ace tonight tho

stevem (blueski), Friday, 30 May 2003 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Really nice projections too.

slutsky (slutsky), Saturday, 31 May 2003 00:55 (sixteen years ago) link

fucking great show!

but I had to leave straight after "Unchanging window" - what did I miss? Goddamn livingoutsidelondonness - anyone need a house-sitter between now and the end of july?

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Saturday, 31 May 2003 09:20 (sixteen years ago) link

^ Not sure, but I'm 100% on board with that

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Monday, 27 February 2017 22:56 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Slightly random thought but ... whatever happened to Keith from Wurlitzer Jukebox?

djh, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 19:37 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

Sounds like a proto Broadcast?

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 08:39 (two years ago) link

Great song. It seems it was sung by Michal Shapiro? Shame she only was on one Elephant's Memory album, because I love her voice. She's an artist now, but doesn't even mention the Midnight Cowboy success in her bio.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:12 (two years ago) link

I think this is the song it reminds me of

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:41 (two years ago) link

I fucked that up (as usual). It's actually this one:

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:47 (two years ago) link

this must be intentional

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:48 (two years ago) link

There's a whole series of videos on YouTube with broadcast times and the things that inspired them. Ditto Stereolab.

koogs, Sunday, 23 July 2017 10:25 (two years ago) link

i love those

dan selzer, Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:44 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

this is really great and includes an especially amazing version of the song Lights Out which was originally only on the Work Non Work comp.

piscesx, Monday, 4 September 2017 17:18 (two years ago) link


the late great, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:17 (two years ago) link

Damn, that guitar on Lights Out sounds so rusty! Shades of Roland S Howard.

Fetchboy, Friday, 8 September 2017 04:54 (two years ago) link

Miss Trish. Broadcast came to Vancouver on halloween for two shows. On the Tender Buttons tour I was dressed up as an old man with spray painted grey hair, big onion cutting glasses and was wearing a sweater. With my then ex. Asked Trish for her autograph and against the club lights she asked what I was and said I looked "green". Classic band, thanks for sharing that great link piscesx

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 8 September 2017 06:08 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...
I've got no idea when this demo was recorded, she sounds so young though!

willem, Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:00 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

James Cargill Mixtape for Radio 3's Late Junction.

(listening now, apologies if it's bobbins)

(she was talking on the previous programme about there being a debut Children of Alice lp in the works)

koogs, Friday, 20 October 2017 11:08 (two years ago) link

(starts about 32m in)

koogs, Friday, 20 October 2017 11:41 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

recommend the duke of burgundy score to fellow broadcast fans

hits on the same kind of motifs as berberian sound studio, another peter greenaway film

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 05:12 (two years ago) link

Oh man, thanks so much! This is great.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 11:03 (two years ago) link

Peter Strickland directed this & Berberian, not Peter Greenaway

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 11:06 (two years ago) link

Yeah Cat's Eyes are great aren't they, very Broadcast. Heard a Kermode radio show last week where he says that the director of Duke.. told Cat's Eyes he wanted the soundtrack to sound like Morricone's Belly Of The Black Tarantula score and John Barry's Octopussy score.

piscesx, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 13:37 (two years ago) link

yesss thank you

maura, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:39 (two years ago) link

Thanks Neil, I seem to confuse them

And yeah Pisces, Rachel's tracks with cats eyes can heavily recall broadcast, just a shame how uneven their last album was

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:44 (two years ago) link

nae bother, sorry for pedantry, and I can see why you might get them confused!

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:23 (two years ago) link

:) all good mate

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:29 (two years ago) link

Hit me up if you wanna hear mother is the Milky Way ep

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:34 (two years ago) link

Ross, if the offer still stands, I'm very interested in hearing it!

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:37 (two years ago) link

Definitely! Internets been down so haven't been able to upload (using phone atm) but will send out soon

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:48 (two years ago) link

Very cool, jeff

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:54 (two years ago) link

holy shit @ that book !!!!!!!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:54 (two years ago) link

Ross, no rush, thanks!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:55 (two years ago) link

That's the book I've always wanted to see published. Only downside is I'm not in it :) Looks fantastic

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:55 (two years ago) link

Why tf didn't anyone tell me about this heh

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:58 (two years ago) link

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:05 (two years ago) link

Love her ^

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:22 (two years ago) link

Lake Ruth just put out a new album, Birds of America.

Moodles, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:38 (two years ago) link

It's very good, and I'd highly recommend it, and their previous one, to any Broadcast fan.

Moodles, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:43 (two years ago) link

I really like that Lake Ruth album, it's very breezy. And yet it still ultimately just makes me listen to Broadcast again.

Google Atheist (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 2 March 2018 12:44 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

Uploaded by James in memory of her birthday

willem, Friday, 28 September 2018 09:12 (one year ago) link

thanks for that :)

i went out for breakfast in a diner in a small city in the midwest recently and the server was wearing a broadcast t-shirt, which i thought was rather unlikely. he likewise thought it was unlikely that anyone would recognize it.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Friday, 28 September 2018 09:22 (one year ago) link

So great! Thanks!

MaresNest, Friday, 28 September 2018 14:08 (one year ago) link

Thanks for sharing Willem, it's great.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 1 October 2018 11:50 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

MaresNest, Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:05 (seven months ago) link

^ Nice! That school's just up the road, sort of.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 16 August 2019 23:33 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

I've been listening to a lot of Broadcast since the 2000's album poll rollout.
This morning, while listening to the local college radio station, the bass and drums intro of "See Emily Play" came on, and I found myself thinking "awesome, they're playing Broadcast... what album is this from, though?" Then Syd Barrett's vocals came in.

enochroot, Thursday, 7 November 2019 16:28 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

The Noise Made By People is 20 years old. Nice piece here in Stereogum;

piscesx, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:26 (two weeks ago) link

I've been thinking a lot about the fact that we lost Trish to the H1N1 pandemic. Not a coronavirus, but I hope our leading lights are staying safe. There's not a month goes by that I don't wonder what we lost from her work to come.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:00 (two weeks ago) link

I've been playing a lot of my favourite records for comfort over the last few days and Broadcast have been right up there. Work & Non Work and The Noise Made By People are the ones I went for first and they just sounded as perfect as ever.

kitchen person, Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:05 (two weeks ago) link

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