The Slaughtered Lamb
34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX
£10 adv. (STBF)
Doors - 7:30pm
Sat 5th Oct 2019
Broken Chanter is the adopted name of David MacGregor. MacGregor spent the past decade as the principal songwriter of Scottish Alt-Pop darlings Kid Canaveral. Following the completion of touring for Kid Canaveral’s third record in late 2017, the natural break allowed MacGregor time to collect his thoughts, and some song fragments, and flesh them out into skeletal demos recorded in Ardnamurchan, Skye, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Ireland.
A light-hearted raconteur and heavy-hearted singer when accompanied by just a guitar, and a whirling dervish of noise and melody when fully electric, MacGregor spent February – May 2018 recording in Gort na Luchóg, Co. Donegal, nestled on a remote peninsula protruding into the Atlantic, and in Glenwood Studios in Glasgow with long-time collaborating engineer/producer Gal (Chvrches, ULTRAS, Mogwai), Audrey Tait (Hector Bizerk, Birds of Paradise Theatre), Gav Prentice (Over the Wall, ULTRAS, National Theatre of Scotland), Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop, bdy_prts), Hannah Shepherd (eagleowl, Withered Hand), Emma Kupa (Standard Fare, Mammoth Penguins, Hayman-Kupa Band) and Kim Carnie (BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 Finalist).
The first Broken Chanter album is a record which paints an emotional and expansive soundscape with a distinct sense of place, that showcases MacGregor’s ear for melody and dexterity at tugging heart-strings. The new album is a beautifully executed collection of songs from one of Scotland’s most gifted songwriters and will be released into the world in September 2019 by Olive Grove Records and Last Night From Glasgow.
Top 25 Artists to Watch in 2019 – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
(On Kid Canaveral)
Kid Canaveral released their debut album Shouting At Wildlife in 2010, when it was hailed as BBC Introducing… In Scotland’s Album of the Month on BBC Radio 1 and “a Scottish pop classic that should be mandatory in every record collection in the country” by The Herald before going on to become Edinburgh independent record store Avalanche’s biggest selling album of the year. Its follow-up Now That You Are A Dancer arrived in 2013 and earned such plaudits as “a brilliant indie-rock album” (The List), “a shining, glowing example of the pure power that pop music can possess” (GoldFlakePaint) and a nomination for the 2014 Scottish Album of the Year Award. Both albums are currently available to buy on Lost Map Records. Kid Canaveral have toured extensively around the UK, Europe and the US and played festivals including SXSW, T in the Park, Indietracks, Green Man, Camden Crawl (London & Dublin), In The City, Xpo North, Belladrum, Indiefjord, Long Division, Brew at the Bog and Bestival. Their annual Christmas Baubles one-day mini-festival has become an Edinburgh institution every December since 2010, gathering the great and good of the Scottish independent music scene for a sold-out celebratory end-of-year blow-out that has featured such esteemed special guests as Edwyn Collins, Ibibio Sound Machine, Malcolm Middleton, Kathryn Joseph and many more.