Trish Keenan, singer for British band Broadcast, died from complications of pneumonia this morning. She was 42. Forming in 1995, the group produced a handful of singles and full-lengths over the years, but had remained fairly dormant until Keenan and bandmate James Cargill brought Broadcast out as just a duo with the of release of Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age in 2009.
Keenan's haunting voice was an integral part of Broadcast's vintage electronic minimalism and helped establish the band as modern avant-garde performers. Like a revolutionized Velvet Underground, Broadcast influenced many musicians with its balance of dark emotive vocals, simple beats and stripped down psychedelia.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE...
Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.