Broadcast to make Trish Keenan tribute album

Band's James Cargill hints recordings from late singer could be released

Broadcast are planning on releasing a new album in the memory of former singer Trish Keenan, who passed away earlier this year (January 14).

The band’s James Cargill told Under The Radar that was using demos and old material left behind by Keenan for a new LP. If released, it would be their first album since 2009’s collaboration with The Focus Group, ‘Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age’.

Cargill said: “Trish left a lot of tapes, four-tracks and stuff, and I’ve been going through those. It’s difficult, and I’m connected to it at the same time. It’s wonderful, but I’m also feeling a sense of loss.”


He went on to add:

The next thing I release with Trish on it will be more like a monument and a tribute to her rather than this obsessive thing I used to have about making albums.

Keenan, who released three albums and numerous EPs with Broadcast, died of pneumonia. At the time, her record label, Warp, said: “This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly – a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in peace.”

To read NME‘s tribute to Trish Keenan, visit NME.COM/blogs.