Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
British singer and songwriter David Thomas Broughton considers himself a folk musician, albeit with a 21st century twist. He employs modern sampling technology in his work, more often than not using his own guitar playing, percussion, and vocals as source material. He also uses digitally enhanced field recordings, loops, and "found" instruments. Broughton's recording also make use of an in-the-moment M.O.: he often cuts tunes in one take no matter the end result. His debut album, The Complete Guide to Insufficiency appeared on Bordwar via Plug Research in 2005 and was a fine showcase for this methodology; it was met with generally positive reviews by the English press. Recorded in a church in Leeds, the set contained five long pieces which displayed all of his aforementioned production idiosyncracies. The album was followed in 2006 by a much more modestly recorded affair, entitled the Anchovies EP, and in 2007, by another called It's in There Somewhere. Broughton toured the U.K. and Europe relentlessly, and in 2010 released The Boating Disasters EP on Static Caravan. His touring continued incessantly throughout that year, though he found time to begin recording his sophomore album, Outbreeding, which was finished in early 2011, and released in June by Golden Lab.