Broken Chanter is the stage name of Glaswegian songwriter David MacGregor.
Broken Chanter can be MacGregor on his own or, more often than not, with an array of extremely talented musicians joining him. He spent 2007-2017 as the principal songwriter of Scottish Alt-Pop darlings Kid Canaveral – a band that could get you to dance, laugh, and weep all in the space of the same set. Their Debut LP Shouting at Wildlife was described by The Herald as “a Scottish pop classic that should be mandatory in every record collection in the country”, and saw the band perform across a large chunk of the western hemisphere, with similarly well-received follow-up Now That You Are a Dancer being long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year Award in 2014.
His brand new album Chorus Of Doubt will burst forth into the world via Chemikal Underground on 5 April 2024.
Prior to this incendiary new gem of an LP, MacGregor has released two critically acclaimed albums as Broken Chanter – 2019’s eponymous introduction to his new guise (A stunning, stately debut – The Skinny) and 2021’s award-winning Catastrophe Hits which peaked at #7 in the Scottish Album Chart, #10 in the UK Vinyl Chart, #16 in the UK Independent Chart, and #29 in the UK Physical Sales Chart.