We’ve posted about top notch Oxford based singer songwriter Rob St John before and he has been back in touch about a series of gigs that the Adventures Close To Home collective have been putting on. Our own poor organisation means we’ve already missed two, but tomorrow sees a bill that features David Thomas Broughton, Rob himself and the Braindead Collective.
It all takes place in the grand settings of the St. Columba’s United Reform Church with local, experimental creaks and drones in support…
For those who didn’t know (and we didn’t until recently) experimental folk artist David Thomas Broughton has just released a long-awaited new album, entitled Outbreeding, via London indie label Brainlove Records (May 23rd). 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. We’re just becoming familiar with the new album and it is an absolute cracker!
Broughton is famous for his semi-improvised live show that 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.
All in all it sounds like a cracking bill and one that promises many rewards – tickets can be bought here.
You can find out more about Adventures Close To Home here.
Download David Thomas Broughton – Walking Over You mp3 (from The Complete Guide To Insufficiency)
Download Rob St. John – Tipping In mp3 (from Tipping In EP)
Download The Braindead Collective – Vortex Finale mp3 (from Smoke & Mirrors)