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David Thomas Broughton // Rob St.John // Braindead Collective
Saint Columba's United Reformed Church
Oxford United Kingdom
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David Thomas Broughton // Rob St.John // Braindead Collective
Adventures Close to Home present:

David Thomas Broughton, Rob St.John, Braindead Collective

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saint Columba's United Reformed Church
Alfred Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4EH


Over the past few years, David Thomas Brouhton has been making waves with his unique and distinct approach to folk music. When Broughton performs it's a story of incompletion and insecurity. As his songs ponder the difficulties of relationships, the awkwardness of emotion, he plays the same games with the audience. A pause mid-song to brush off his knee, or to rearrange his belongings on the floor: Layers of melody are slowly built, soar, whistle then fizzle as does a kettle on a stove.

Combining luscious and often haunting vocals with improvised spontaneity, his baffling genius has been dividing opinion on the UK and European live circuit since 2005. A new album coming out in May 2011 will be released worldwide.

"The most brilliant and baffling show I'm likely to see this year" Hank Schteamer, Time Out New York

"David Thomas Broughton = an actual, honest-to-god, straight up genius." The Internet Sleeps Sundays, review of End of the Road Festival 2009


Scotland via Lancashire (and now Oxford...) based lo-fi logger-rhythms held together by a wayward bunch of creaking and droning conspirators. Sparse electric guitar, saws, rough-music harmonies, skittering drums and harmoniums.  

Debut 12" gatefold LP and 7" single through Song by Toad records of Edinburgh, Scotland in September 2011, recorded with Neil Pennycook from Meursault.

"Sometime Eagleowl member Rob St John may be Oxford-based and Lancashire-born, but it's unlikely that his former home city of Edinburgh will ever let him go. St John is a startling alt-folk troubadour in the Bill Callahan / Smog vein, and a young man in thrall to the credence that less is more (brushed drums; scraped violins; sparse electric guitar)." - The Herald, Dec 2010 "



Oxford-London experimentalists



Saint Columba's United Reformed Church
Alfred Street
Oxford OX1 4EH
United Kingdom


Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Experimental
Music > Folk
Music > Indie
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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