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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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

nabisco (nabisco), Tuesday, 25 March 2003 23:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

Samson, Wednesday, 26 March 2003 00:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 01:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

painfully obvious irony

sigh, isn't it GREAT?!

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 26 March 2003 01:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 27 March 2003 00:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

from nme.com...

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

Tag (Tag), Sunday, 6 April 2003 18:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

it was Blue States' 'Stereo 99' all along

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 8 April 2003 15:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

''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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 29 May 2003 11:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Thursday, 29 May 2003 11:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 29 May 2003 12:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 29 May 2003 12:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Also going.

suzy (suzy), Friday, 30 May 2003 14:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 30 May 2003 14:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Really nice projections too.

slutsky (slutsky), Saturday, 31 May 2003 00:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

being more of a sound guy than a song guy myself, i wouldn't have expected that to be a problem, but it pretty much is. a lot of these tracks feel needlessly overbusy, an album of almost uninterrupted maximalism (save for the occasional outro/coda) ('maximalism' is relative i should add, we're not in max tundra tundra yet). which is not to say it's uninteresting or unlistenable, but a little disappointing when the strength of previous broadcast stuff was in how they negotiated the song/sound balance so astoundingly well and let you know when a sound was meant to be doing all the emotional work (there's nothing here as gorgeously empty as "echo's answer"). a fair amount of the (i need a value-neutral word for the songs/tracks...) music seems to lack a stong center, so everything gets thrown into the mix as compensation.

s'not with it's successes tho: i think it was marcello who chided boards of canada for lazily appropriating abstract loveless sound smear in place of other ideas please, but "valerie" is one of the few songs i've heard that's really learnt the (RIGHT!) lessons of "to here knows when" (the only exceptional mbv song/vacuum cleaner preset in my humble estimation). when that queasy keening dips into pure corrupt-hard-disk density.. sigh. and "the little bell" has that NASA-processing alien information sound in the background, that stuff always kills me - some impossibly urgent message fighting against the technology of its medium to be heard, a staged battle of signal vs noise (cf. "pen expers", "to here knows when" again). those impossibly prickly sounds at the end of "winter now" set against the blurry strings. the interrupted verses and the interrupting chorus of "man is not a bird".

i think it'll be a grower.

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Sunday, 1 June 2003 11:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

replace that second 'impossibly' with an emphatic adjective of your choosing

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Sunday, 1 June 2003 12:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"not without its successes". writing furiously so as to avoid doing other work is not without its problems.

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Sunday, 1 June 2003 18:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
new @ milkfactory.co.uk:

review: BROADCAST - Haha Sound
http://www.themilkfactory.co.uk/reviews/broadcast_hahasound.htm

Broadcast interview
http://www.themilkfactory.co.uk/interviews/broadcastiw_1.htm

DJ Martian (djmartian), Tuesday, 1 July 2003 23:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ah, no mention of jazz in the review. the two instrumentals on the ep had worried me.

keith (keithmcl), Tuesday, 1 July 2003 23:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the new album's much poppier than the pendulum EP. that is to say, it has songs.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Tuesday, 1 July 2003 23:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the instrumentals on the EP seem a bit throwaway but the songs on it were great. the album is dominated by SONGS too which i suppose is the smart thing to do.

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 2 July 2003 08:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
so did anybody else pick this up today?

a couple listens in i feel like "pendulum" is what had been promised from the beginning and from here the only places to go are back to the radiophonic workshop or in circles round add n to x and middling twee pop. :(

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 13 August 2003 02:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Broadcast broadcasts:

Monday 18.08.03 on xfm (10.30 pm to 1 am, I think)

Tuesday 19.08.03 on John Peel/BBC radio 1 (10 pm to midnight)

Mooro (Mooro), Thursday, 14 August 2003 08:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'Before We Begin' is the number one song in heaven. considering 'Come On Lets Go' was ignored by everyone but Peel listeners anyway, this is the second stab at palatable radio-friendly single - the closest they'll ever get to it anyway. but this song really should come out with a video and get played - i see no reason why not, or why it couldn't get in the charts. but why 'degrade' themselves with all that eh?

'Man Is Not A Bird' echoes 'Pendulum' rhythmically but the vocals are less urgent, more sullen and melancholic - just as haunting overall

'Minim', 'Lunch Hour Pops' and 'Hawk' are my other favourites...i'm not sure its quite as good as 'The Noise Made By People' but i don't know how to rationalise that - i think mitch may have been otm regarding they've pedestrianised things a little with the song structure and the starkness and sheer celebration of sonics inherent in previous work has been a little obscured here by sweet lyrics and dulcit unintrusive tones. i think i like Trish Keenan's voice because of that 'unintrusiveness' aspect - often it just seems like she's there observing and commentating on the song or its scenery rather than really pushing some kind of soul-baring introspection ala Beth Gibbons or whoever. but then if you think back to 'Papercuts', 'Message From Home' or even something like 'Living Room' which sounds more like Sean Lennon singing (may not have been Keenan but hard to tell!) it seems that there was more 'effort' in the singing but acceptance seems to have set in that there's a restricted range to her voice and the new songs have been written with that more in mind (considering the vastness of their forthcoming American tour perhaps this was a good idea). but i don't really know enough about singing to judge her like that. i'll keep listening and loving it anyway.

one thing tho - listen to Broadcast's remix of St Etienne's 'Angel' and perhaps compare Cracknell's vocals on that to Keenan's to see whether a voice more like Cracknell's would work better on other Broadcast material?

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 14 August 2003 10:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sounds like a proto Broadcast?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z3yb88fA4U

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 08:39 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

I think this is the song it reminds me of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJWkbSq_qTs

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:41 (one year ago) Permalink

I fucked that up (as usual). It's actually this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WdrHOTtI4g

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:47 (one year ago) Permalink

this must be intentional

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 23 July 2017 09:48 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

i love those

dan selzer, Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:44 (one year ago) Permalink

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LicRs6WXVo

piscesx, Monday, 4 September 2017 17:18 (one year ago) Permalink

whoaaaaaaaaa

the late great, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:17 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Fetchboy, Friday, 8 September 2017 04:54 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://futurecrayon.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/birthday-song.html
I've got no idea when this demo was recorded, she sounds so young though!

willem, Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:00 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0978fnx

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 (one year ago) Permalink

(starts about 32m in)

koogs, Friday, 20 October 2017 11:41 (one year ago) Permalink

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFDDNcXgsIo

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 05:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh man, thanks so much! This is great.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 11:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Peter Strickland directed this & Berberian, not Peter Greenaway

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 11:06 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

yesss thank you

maura, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

:) all good mate

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

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

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:34 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:37 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

Very cool, jeff

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Ross, no rush, thanks!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:55 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

Why tf didn't anyone tell me about this heh

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waEoKZIa0S4

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Love her ^

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:22 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Moodles, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Uploaded by James in memory of her birthday
https://soundcloud.com/james-broadcast/broadcast-petal-alphabet-demo-2006

willem, Friday, 28 September 2018 09:12 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

So great! Thanks!

MaresNest, Friday, 28 September 2018 14:08 (five months ago) Permalink

Thanks for sharing Willem, it's great.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 1 October 2018 11:50 (five months ago) Permalink


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