David Thomas Broughton occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. Walls of noise and layers of beauty interweave and delight at every turn. Many people use loops these days. Broughton includes the glitches, mistakes, and the resulting comedy in his act, works with what he has, and moves on. His performance can be unsettling and potentially confrontational.
Broughton writes songs of beauty, with classic themes of love, pain, hurt, suicide, depression, teenage angst etc… It’s just they come out with a comedic twist and are rarely reproduced in a live setting as they are heard on record.
Support comes from Bristol's own Landslide Purist, whose album Get Your Hopes Down was released to much acclaim last year. Jim O'Rourke/These New Puritans-esque baroque-pop/rock n melancholy roll.
Also supporting is beloved Bristol folk artist Rachael Dadd!
Tickets: http://hdfst.uk/E40162 (£8 on the door)