Trish Keenan (28 September 1968 - 14 January 2011).
British lead vocalist and founding member of the UK electronic music band Broadcast founded in 1995.
The band’s first releases were singles released on Wurlitzer Jukebox Records ( “Accidentals” ) and Duophonic Records (“The Book Lovers”) in the mid-1990s. “The Book Lovers” was also featured on the soundtrack of the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. They attracted the attention of Warp Records, who compiled the singles in 1997 on Work and Non Work. The band has released three albums, several EPs, two singles and EP collections.
The band’s style is a mixture of electronic sounds and Keenan’s 1960s-influenced vocals. It is heavily influenced by the 1960s influenced American psychedelic group The United States of America, using many of the same electronic effects. It was also reminiscent of Stereolab. However, despite the similar musical pedigree, Broadcast’s music is often darker and edgier in sound – with amorphous samples and analogue dissonance giving it a retro-futuristic sci-fi edge.
Sadly, Trish tragically died of complications with pneumonia following a lengthy stay in intensive care after she had been hospitalized and was said to be suffering from a strain of the H1N1 flu/swine flu.