Broadcast: Chord Simple (2006)

 |   |  <1 min read

Broadcast: Chord Simple (2006)

The British electronica band Broadcast were very big, in a quiet and inconspicuous way. And regrettably dogged by misfortune, if not tragedy.

They formed in the mid 2000s, had a track on the first Austin Powers soundtrack (the somewhat forgettable Book Lovers), changed line-up a bit, and Simpsons' creator Matt Groenig had them on the bill for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Britain which he curated in 2010.

So far so . . .

Within the year, ethereal singer Trish Keenan had died of pneumonia (age 42).

Yet despite no chart action or even anything poking into radar recognition for most, they had delivered facinating lightydelic ambient and languid tripped-out music which, if nothing else, caught the attention of Belle and Sebastian who included this little known piece (from a little known outfit's little known output) on their 2012 Late Night Tales compilation.

Lovely choice. Dream away. 

Ignore the voice-over as the end. It is the record company reminding me that this is a burn, probably not to be shared.

Umm. Too late? 

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory use the RSS feed for daily updates, and check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Otis Clay: Wild Horses (1997)

Otis Clay: Wild Horses (1997)

The recent collection of black artists doing Beatles' songs (Come Together; Black America sings Lennon & McCartney) rightly noted that many of these musicians found something in the Beatles'... > Read more

The Wonders: That Thing You Do! (1996/1964)

The Wonders: That Thing You Do! (1996/1964)

In his Grammy-grabbing career -- between Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13 and Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail and The Green Mile -- Tom Hanks did a small, cute, mostly inconsequential and... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Jerry Lee Lewis: Mean Old Man (Verve Forecast)

Jerry Lee Lewis: Mean Old Man (Verve Forecast)

In a You Tube comment someone said Jerry Lee looked a little rough for someone only 74 years old. In his defense -- he's actually 75 now -- they were pretty full years, especially in the late... > Read more

SLEEPING WITH GHOSTS by DON MCcCULLIN: War -- and something approaching peace

SLEEPING WITH GHOSTS by DON MCcCULLIN: War -- and something approaching peace

In one of those excellent but buried television programmes, various photographers who were in the Vietnam killing zones told of the stories behind some of those images imprinted on the... > Read more