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Skint & Demoralised


  1. 1.
    Boro Kitchen 4AM
  2. 2.
    Red Lipstick
  3. 3.
    The Thrill of Thirty Seconds
  4. 4.
    It's Only Been a Week
  5. 5.
    Failing to See the Attraction
When indie act Skint & Demoralised first emerged on the scene in 2007, Matt Abbott Poet was completing his A-Levels and David J Gledhill was producing in Sheffield as MiNI dOG.
R1 demo plays from Steve Lamacq and Colin Murray led to a frenzy on MySpace, and within 9 months they'd signed to Universal - one of those classic meteoric rises.
Fast forward to 2019 and Abbott is 30; rapidly establishing himself on the UK's flourishing spoken word scene. He recently completed a 22-date tour with his critically acclaimed show Two Little Ducks. Gledhill, known more recently for SOULS is releasing a track a week from a piano project called '52 Weeks Makes A Year'. S&D have changed, and so has the world around them.
Boro Kitchen 4am is the first release in 6 years; 3rd album The Bit Between the Teeth landing on the day that Thatcher died in April 2013. After parting from Heist Or Hit, their new music reflects the drastic change around them since the heady days of pop ditties such as Red Lipstick and The Thrill of Thirty Seconds. Due for release on iconic indie Fierce Panda, 4th album We Are Humans is completely unlike previous releases.
The single channels a raw post-punk energy, with lyrics depicting a conversation about politics at a Teesside house party. Unapologetic and direct, it's a snapshot of Brexit Britain and the contradictions and struggles of working-class life. The new album is a sharp political reflection of the tumultuous times that engulf us.


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