17 January 2011

The code, the codeine, the comma, the context

It's been a strange, disquieting weekend reflecting on the loss of Broadcast's Trish Keenan, really one of my all-time favourite singers, at the much too young age of 42. But it has also been an occasion to go back and celebrate her band's amazing decade and a half of work ("and non-work"), which will surely endure.

The band also had a well developed visual style in their videos and live performances that complemented the soft and detached, yet quietly powerful surrealism of their music and lyrics. This is probably my favourite of their videos.

Rest in peace.


robot hero said...


AD posted this the other day, in case anyone might be interested: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2011/01/16/broadcast-black-session-la-maison-de-la-radio-paris-france/

jedipan said...

an amazing singer, and a wonderful band.. i've brought out all of their stuff that i own this past week, but haven't had the heart to listen to it yet.. :(

thanks for the link, robot.. x

madmadcat said...

Thanks for that Black Session link too. I saw them on that tour in 2000 and the show was seriously epic.