A rare opportunity to see the highly acclaimed David Thomas Broughton and experimental vocal trio Juice Vocal Ensemble perform songs from their new album Sliding the Same Way.
Recorded in a few hours in David’s home town of Otley, Sliding the Same Way spans the hymnal to human beatbox, discord to angelic harmony. The lyrical themes display the weaknesses of men, via rural imagery and sombre love songs, to the decline of northern industry and pub brawls.
David Thomas Broughton occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. You’ve never seen anything like it before. 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. He never leaves his onstage persona, and that can be unsettling and even confrontational.
Working through recording their debut LP, Lester Baldwin (formerly known as Poppy Seed) are a really impressive slow-cooking three-piece that just keep growing and improving: a sparse bluesy sound that’s great, fresh and their own.
Dates & Times
|David Thomas Broughton - Mon 29 Sep 8:00pm Mon 29 Sep||Neville Studio||8:00pm||£6 Adv / £7.50 On the day|