Hauntological pop duo Broadcast will release a new EP in collaboration with The Focus Group on Warp later this month.

The Focus Group is the recording alter ego of Julian House, co-founder of the Ghost Box label; House has a long been a friend of Broadcast’s James Cargill and Trish Keenan, and has designed every one of their record sleeves to date. The 50-minute EP is comprised of 23 tracks and is called Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age.

"Initially we sent Julian a selection of sounds, from full improvised recordings to individual components of existing songs," Cargill explains in the October issue of The Wire. "We all liked the idea of our songs becoming entangled with the sound of The Focus Group. 

"We then spent a weekend putting it all together. It was interesting the way a strange narrative started to develop, the songs seemed to be responding to the sound around them, even with the lyrics."

This month also sees the release on Ghost Box of The Transactional Dharma of Roj, the debut album by former Broadcast member Roj. Broadcast will perform live along with The Caretaker and others at The Wire‘s Into The Vortex festival in London on October 11; more information on that here.



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