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David Thomas Broughton

David Thomas Broughton is a London-based folk singer and guitarist. Born in Otley, West Yorkshire, he creates the sound of a large ensemble by sampling himself singing, playing acoustic guitar, and making an assortment of other sounds through a Boss loop pedal. He also uses various non-traditional musical instruments to augment his songs, including radios and televisions, and occasionally incorporates a use of natural field recordings into his music. He is also known for his love of spontaneity and musical improvisation, recording albums in one take (allowing recording faults to remain) a ...read more

David Thomas Broughton is a London-based folk singer and guitarist. Born in Otley, West Yorkshire, he creates the sound of a large ensemble by sampling himself singing, playing acoustic guitar, and making an assortment of other sounds through a Boss loop pedal. He also uses various non-traditional musical instruments to augment his songs, including radios and televisions, and occasionally incorporates a use of natural field recordings into his music. He is also known for his love of spontaneity and musical improvisation, recording albums in one take (allowing recording faults to remain) and beginning live performances with no clear plan in mind. He has cited Tom Waits and Bill Callahan (Smog) as key early influences.

Two solo albums have been released under his own name, The Complete Guide to Insufficiency (2005) and It's in There Somewhere (2007), as well as the EPs Anchovies and Boating Disasters (2010). In 2007 he collaborated with Leeds chamber music group 7 Hertz to release David Thomas Broughton vs. 7 Hertz, and released a single during the same year with Chris Casati. Outbreeding, his newest album, will be released in 2010. Most of his releases have been met with great critical acclaim, with publications such as Pitchfork Media and Tiny Mix Tapes rating his work highly, though Broughton has revealed he is largely indifferent towards such praise.

Broughton has toured around the world, including appearances at Barcelona's Primavera and Britain's Green Man festivals. He has recently begun including seemingly self-conscious, ironic dance moves and off-mic (often off-stage) singing into his live performances.

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LPs
UnAbleTo
10/29/2013

4
2 Votes
Outbreeding
2011

2.5
2 Votes
It's in There Somewhere...
2007

The Complete Guide to Insufficiency
2005

3.7
28 Votes
EPs
Tour EP, Summer 2013
08/21/2013

Futile and Precious
2011

Boating Disasters
2010

Anchovies
2006


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