Band Projects

Since taking up bass guitar as a teenager and the raucous gigs which ensued, David has found immense pleasure in writing and performing music with others. He has been a founder and integral member a number of bands. These collaborations, and just as importantly, the friendships surrounding them, have lasted years ( sometimes decades ) and resulted in numerous releases.

Selected band archive.


2012 - present. Dream pop, lo-fi, electronic. ( bass guitar, electric guitar, various instruments, songwriting, production )

Muted Fnord

2010-2013. Electronic, experimental pop four-piece. ( bass guitar, electric guitar, cello, songwriting, production ).

Maximum Danger Project

2007-2009. Indie-folk eight-piece . . . ‘unkempt, semi-orchestral nonsense’.  ( bass guitar, cello, production ).


2002 - 2009. Alt-rock, synth-pop, shoegaze. ( various instruments, primarily bass guitar, songwriting, production ).


2001 - present. Ambient electronic duo, with Francis O’ Donnell-Smith. ( various instruments, songwriting, programming, production ). Track from debut album ‘desde que naci’ featured in BBC3 sitcom ‘Ideal’.


2006 - present. Solo electronic project. ( various instruments, composition, production).

It is under the name ‘Daidono’ that David works with long time friend and collaborator Ola Szmidt, recording cello on her debut ‘Elephants Above’ EP, released in 2014 and receiving considerable airplay ( BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music ). The two have supported Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, Emily Wells, Icelandic cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir and Norwegian vocalist Maja Ratkje.