“David Thomas Broughton = an actual, honest-to-god, straight up genius.” – The Internet Sleeps Sundays, review of End of the Road Festival 2009
One of the most unique, eccentric and unorthodox artists of his time. His live outings and recorded material defy easy classification. His shows are an exhilarating mix of musical improvisation and performance art, underlined with raw unpredictability. His recorded material is dark but beautiful, marrying traditional folk with surrealist experimentation.
In 2016 he released Crippling Lack, his eighth long player and arguably his most ambitious project to date, recorded over the course of two years and featuring Beth Orton, Sam Amidon, and Aidan Moffat. You don’t want to miss him live: his loop pedal-assisted live performances, featuring deadpan dance moves and surreal theatre, are something else.
“Broughton’s live shows are miniature spectacles… He layers sounds in slightly haphazard ways, as though his songs weren’t so holy that he couldn’t subject them to chance” – Pitchfork
“The most brilliant and baffling show I’m likely to see this year” – Hank Schteamer, Time Out New York