D/B Album Feature: Broadcast and The Focus Group

In anticipation of their own full-length album due next year, Broadcast are back with a new collaborative mini-album ‘Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age’ and a month long US tour.

From their beginnings in Birmingham in 1995, Broadcast’s aesthetic has remained a combination of their love for film, library music and electronics with psych-pop colour – a style which has gained them fans including musicians such as Flying Lotus, Tim Gane from Stereolab, Grizzly Bear, Atlas Sound and Dangermouse.

Broadcast and The Focus Group – #1 : Witch Cults

The Focus Group is Julian House, long time friend of the band and renowned artwork designer. House is co-founder of the Ghost Box label, which in the last few years has birthed a cult of its own with releases reflecting its creators’ obsessions with library music, English folklore and the eerie feel of vintage programmes for schools and colleges. His music as the Focus Group offers some of the most enchanting distillations of all the above, instantly complementing Broadcast’s own long-standing aesthetic.

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‘Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age’ is their first collaborative release, a mini-album available digitally now, and on CD and vinyl from Oct 26th. A limited quantity of vinyl albums will also be available on the band’s US tour dates with Atlas Sound.

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