New Album Released May 23rd 2011 via Brainlove Records
May 20th London Show at King's Place Announced
"Dazzling" - Pitchfork
"Layer upon layer of musical quality" - The Guardian
"Haunting, fragile, full of tension" - Drowned In Sound
"Enthralling" - CokeMachineGlow
Experimental folk artist David Thomas Broughton will release a long-awaited new album, entitled "Outbreeding", via independent London record label Brainlove Records on May 23rd 2011. Featuring eleven songs that will be familiar to his loyal and ever-growing live audiences, "Outbreeding" brings together compositions written over the last couple of years into a compelling new collection.
As seen at festivals such as Primavera, End Of The Road and Green Man, and at his sold out 2010 ICA show, Broughton's famous semi-improvised live show baffles and beguiles; starting songs with beautiful refrains, he then engulfs them in feedback and noise, removing the layers one by one to reveal once again the beauty beneath. Elements of physical comedy and surreal interludes complicate things further. He will headline a special album release show at King's Place in London on May 20th, with further UK dates to be announced soon.
"Outbreeding" is at once raw, honest, playful and poignant, leaving the listener unsure of whether to laugh or weep - the exact kind of divergent response that has made David Thomas Broughton inspire such devotion in his fans and followers. For converts, "Outbreeding" is essential listening; for the uninitiated it's a perfect entry point yet into this magical body of work.
Album page: http://www.brainloverecords.com/davidthomasbroughton
DTB site: http://www.davidthomasbroughton.co.uk
Wiki Biog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thomas_Broughton
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