Crippling Lack

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Finally, the 3 volume album I started making over four years ago, in collaboration with engineer Raphäelle Duquesnoy in France, and by email exchange from Pyongyang, and with contributions from a number of acquaintances worldwide, is being released!

I’ve performed versions of these songs live for a while and some I haven’t previewed, but all are new to record.

Volume 1, Released on Song, by Toad records this month. Has the tracks:  1. Crippling Lack part 1, 2. Beast, 3, Words of Art, 4, Silent Arrow, 5, Dots.

First airing of any material off the record is the duet I worte for me and Aidan Moffat, ex. Arab Strap, and Scottish lyrical hero. Surprisingly he agreed to it and we have a wonky love-rebutted song. GoldFlakePaint previewed it. 

Pre-order here



In Service : first song from DTB & Juice

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The first song for y’all to get a steel preview of the album…

Sliding The Same Way – David Thomas Broughton & Juice Vocal Ensemble, will be released on Song, by Toad on 22nd September.

The song, ‘In Service’ is a simple song, the bare bones fleshed only by the droning hums and buzzes of my co-conspirators. A bleak picture of a condemned man is painted. A picture of a man that dwells in us all somewhere, sometimes buried deep, sometimes not. There is a tipping point I’m sure, sometimes we may never reach it, sometimes we will.

And merrily we are led away in the happy resignation to whatever fate is held for us. Enjoy!


I tend to neglect this little corner of the Internet…

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I know I should pay more attention to all the little things that pepper a modern life. I’m suitably peppered as it is. I am seasoned with living in Seoul. and with having some records coming out this year, and with doing some busying of myself during the daytime as well, a-busying myself with non-musical shapes. I am learning about aviculture of the East.

Anyway, DeeTubbies is getting his groove on for another outing in Seoul. I also spoke to someone the other day, about how we all loved Salad and Suede, and it kind of reminded me, no it did remind me, how 1997 is pretty much the start of everything. HERE:

It has also reminded me that Matthew from Song, By Toad has been the most perplexing of supporters. He is very honest about what he doesn’t like about me, but always manages to make me feel like all I do has some worth, even if it is just to peck his lofty head. Here he reviews the cassette release, Unableto:

Then he goes and confuses me further by wanting to put out records I make. He has gone and done a 2014 preview which features a track from the Forthcoming ‘David Thomas Broughton and Juice Vocal Ensemble’ project – we are calling it ‘Sliding The Same Way’ – and the song he chooses to tickle you all with is a brand spanking new idea I had to make a song. It is called ‘Yorkshire Fog’ and is on this teaser of a podcast (Warning Mum, Matthew is a very nice chap but does have a bit of a potty-mouth):

See you around.


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Sorry for the lack of correspondence of recent but some of you might have seen that it was Christmas and New Year, and things ground to a halt in the realms of DTB, it was the wrong type of snow.

The update is as follows:

There is a full album recorded, miximised and masterated – OUTBREEDING. The release date and label are nearly there… for the impatient of you out there and for those who are even bothered, I have placed a track off it on MySpace for listening. The proper recorded track of ‘Perfect Louse’.

So prior to you being able to buy the thing I’m performing some more:

Show at Shhh, day of quiet music at the Cecil Sharp House on Saturday 23rd January. See HERE for the lowdown.

David Thorneybush Brighton will be performing as the opener for the lushness and conscience which is Shearwater. I’ll be there for their European dates supporting their new long player The Golden Archipelago – we will be routing as per the live shows.

More soon.

Keep trudging!

Movement (New Album and EOTR show)

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Progression has been made in the putting together of a new collection of songs. I’m pretty pleased with what we done. I worked with Andy Ramsey (of drumming for Stereolab fame, in fact the key to the Stereolab sound).

So you have to all keep your ears and eyes open to listen/look out for the new DTB sound.

For the time being it’s secret. Also we are working on a big show for the main stage on the Friday of End of The Road. As you all know, I am lazy, but also have no spare time to do these preparations…Nevertheless, I can assure you that an extravaganza of a show is going to be put on…

This will be multiplied by a 100 for the ICA show, and then divided by a 50 for the mini tour with Twi the Humble Feather. Then subtracted from itself to be rested for Christmas. Maybe.