Proof that something as otherworldly as spaced-out electronic psychedelia can come from Birmingham, Broadcast have been _ broadcasting since 1995, mixing 60's-inspired vocals with the intricate electric sounds associated with their label Warp. The band now consists of two core members, Trish Keenan (vocals) and James Cargill (bass). Their most recent albums were 2003's 'Ha Ha Sound', followed by 'Tender Buttons' this year (2005).
"There was a sense of initiation on entering the Maida Vale studios. We were quiet as we received our BBC badges and escorted, by security, to the large elevators that took us and our equipment down below ground-level. What we found was a maze of hallways and side rooms, strangely silent and uninhabited. During a break from recording, we wondered through the corridors, peering through the windows of locked rooms, on a hunt for the Radiophonic Workshop. We came across abandoned tape machines and Shostakovich posters in the hallways and scratched our heads curiously at finding a rare EMS Vocoder sitting all lonely in the corner of a deserted foyer. It was wonderful to be free to walk around unquestioned.
"We hovered outside the locked Radiophonic room, a little disappointed by what we could see through the window - a couple of DX7s and stacked cardboard boxes. We contemplated unscrewing the Radiophonic Workshop name plate from the door and making off with it, but knew the stern-faced security guard from earlier would have been on to us."
- Trish Keenan, Broadcast