TITLE-TRACK OF NEW ALBUM – OUT 7 JUNE
+ SPRING UK DATES
“Like all the great moments of Stiff records rolled into one” Louder Than War
SCOTT LAVENE unveils his new track Broke along with an accompanying video.
The title track from his forthcoming album (out 7 June), Broke is perhaps the epitome of Lavene’s work. An eight minute epic filled with everyday pathos, all delivered with a deadpan wit and a poetic eye. Members of The Phantom Limbs, who were his studio backing band, create the perfectly unconventional backdrop for all of this.
Speaking of this new track, Lavene says:
“Broke is about being skint and some stories surrounding that. I’m not sure I could call it a song. It’s more of a deadbeat manifesto.”
Lavene has the lyrical smarts and the fairground bark of an Ian Dury, the incisive wordplay of a Costello and the deadpan pop of Madness in his creative DNA, along with the street poetry of an Essex boy version of Lou Reed, the dislocated funk of Talking Heads, the jellied eel lyrical bounce of Chas and Dave, and the inventive surreal see-saw of a Tom Waits, and many other nonconformists.
It’s an intoxicating brew that he makes his own in a collection of wonderful quirky songs that will be released on a full-length album in June 7th. The album release will be supported by a headline tour week of release. For these dates Scott will be accompanied by his newly formed backing group The Pub Garden who will debut at this year’s Liverpool Sound City.
5th May, Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
27th May, The Bell, Bath
7th June, The Beehive, Swindon
10th June, Crofter’s Rights, Bristol
11th June, Servant Jazz Quarters, London
12th June, The Prince Albert, Brighton
13th June, The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
14th June, Retro, Manchester
15th June, The Caledonia, Liverpool
Scott Lavene is set to release ‘Broke’ on 7th June 2019, an album that is drenched in living in the gutter but staring at the stars. Like all the greatest music Scott Lavene is all at once familiar and yet hard to place. A storyteller, delivering real life vignettes over wonk beats and scuzz riffs, he is a 21st century take on those maverick genius outsiders that Stiff Records used to release back in the punk wars.
These are songs that are full of detail and a life lived in scuffed shoes, rainy towns and the magic of the everyday. Songs about small talk, being skint, doomed affairs and the sweetness of falling in love over a cup of tea. Creating unconventional backdrops for his street tales Scott builds up shapeshifting rhymes and looping grooves.
‘Rhythmically I wanted to be able make a whole album where you could just listen to the drums and bass and yet twist with street stories and with an instrumental sixties atmosphere like Gainsbourg or film soundtracks like David Lynch or Wim Wenders – sort of like making soundtracks for films that had not been made.’
It may have taken time but sometimes, though, life eventually smiles on these maverick souls and now signed to Funnel Music as a solo artist Scott Lavene is finally surfacing on people’s radar which brings us to the now and a blinking bemused looking singer on the edge of mainstream embrace.
‘BROKE’ BY SCOTT LAVENE IS OUT 7th JUNE 2019
PRE-ORDER HERE: http://smarturl.it/SL-Broke
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