David Thomas Broughton

David Thomas Broughton

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David Thomas Broughton has become a striking presence on the live music scene in the UK, with his own unique blend of off-kilter folk. Using looped guitars and vocals, an old radio, and random objects he finds to hand, David creat

Biography

David Thomas Broughton

“Divides opinion – especially your own.” – Whisperin’ and Hollerin’

David Thomas Broughton has become a striking presence on the live music scene in the UK, with his own unique blend of off-kilter folk. Using looped guitars and vocals, an old radio, and random objects he finds to hand, David creates, as The Guardian put it, 'layer upon layer of musical quality'. The effect is bold, beautiful and honest, and to quote Leeds Music Scene 'there really are no comparisons'.

Recorded in a church in Leeds, David’s entrancing debut ‘The Complete Guide to Insufficiency’ was recorded in one take and takes 5 tracks across 40 minutes, developing his eerie folk songs into epic mantras on death, war, love, and sex. It captures the controlled chaos of David’s live show, filled with ghostly reverb, solemnity and touches of unexpected, deadpan humour.

David’s collaborations (with artists such as Sam Amidon, Viking Moses and Liz Green) have brought about a palpable development in his live performance, plus a recording which was critically highly regarded, with the improvisational outfit 7 Hertz.

The range of events David has performed at is truly impressive and includes The End Of The Road Festival, Green Man, Concrete and Glass, Tanned Tin festival and Primavera in Spain, and recent sold out performances at west London’s Bush Hall and the ICA prove that DTB is moving swiftly in the right direction, and bringing the right people with him.

Discography

"The Complete Guide to Insufficiency" (Plug Research/Birdwar)

"It's In There Somewhere" (Birdwar Records)

"David Thomas Broughton vs. 7 Hertz" (Acuarela) - Mini Album/Ep

"Anchovies" EP 10"(Golden Lab Records)

"The Rage/Be My Boy" Single (Download Only so far) Broughton & Casati (Plug Research)