Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Trish Keenan: obituary

Pat Long, The Guardian, 18 January 2011

TRISH KEENAN, who has died from pneumonia aged 42, was best known as the singer and songwriter for Broadcast, the cult band that she and her partner James Cargill formed in the West Midlands in the mid-1990s. Parts of Broadcast's second album, Haha Sound (2003), were recorded in a church hall where Keenan had attended a jumble sale, and she applied a similar magpie-like approach to making music, searching the more obscure corners of pop culture to create something strange and evocative.

Total word count of piece: 848


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.