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 )https://soundcloud.com/dayflowermusic
2010-2013. Electronic, experimental pop four-piece. ( bass guitar, electric guitar, cello, songwriting, production ).http://mutedfnord.bandcamp.com/
2007-2009. Indie-folk eight-piece . . . ‘unkempt, semi-orchestral nonsense’. ( bass guitar, cello, production ).http://maximumdangerproject.bandcamp.com/
2002 - 2009. Alt-rock, synth-pop, shoegaze. ( various instruments, primarily bass guitar, songwriting, production ).http://actionforce.bandcamp.com/
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’.http://swim.greedbag.com/buy/desde-que-naci-1/
2006 - present. Solo electronic project. ( various instruments, composition, production).http://daidono.bandcamp.com/
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.http://olaszmidt.bandcamp.com/releases