R.I.P. Trish Keenan

Warp Records have issued a statement:
It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care.

We are saddened to hear this and our thoughts go out to all who knew her.

2 thoughts on “R.I.P. Trish Keenan

  1. I saw Broadcast play live during the final ever week of gigs at lost Leeds venue the Duchess of York. I reviewed it for my job at a what’s on guide which only published articles online.

    Frustratingly, internet archive seems to have drawn a blank on the time that article was online and I cannot find it on my own PC so it must have been written at work on an old, obsolete computer.

    There was also a telephone interview I did with Trish, probably circa Pendulum EP or The HaHa Sound but I think I never made any use of it. It was a rare case of an interview where nothing much was said. The only other time this happened was with a very hungover Steve Mason. I often wonder why my interview with Trish went so wrong, all I remember was feeling like I was irritating here and that she was clamming up, for reasons I will never know.

    I will post on here any old articles I can find by myself relating to Broadcast.

  2. review from 2000, march i think…

    Broadcast + Woodbine – The Duchess, Leeds
    The doomed duchess continued it’s swan-song with an excellent gig. Woodbine are a three piece with possibly the unhappiest looking drummer I have ever seen. He is joined by a boy and a girl with a guitar each. The drumming seems to be inspired by early drum machines creating an erie and original sound. Sadly, Woodbine are held back by problems with their equipment and look etremely dismayed but the fragile beauty of their songs still shines through.

    Broadcast play an inspired set. They play the best of the album and the Eps (i.e. damn near all). The most striking thing is how brilliant the drummer is. Carrying complex and intricate rhythms, he makes it impossible to stand still. Trish makes a brilliant front woman. Her voice is every bit as striking and beautiful as on record. Her on-stage demeanour is unassuming which makes a change from the usual attention-seekers. Vintage electronics are used to maximum effect. Only ‘You Can Fall’ fails to live up to the recorded version. Everything else makes waves. A great night.

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