following a six year hiatus, Skint & Demoralised returned with ‘Boro Kitchen 4am‘ earlier in the spring. documenting a chat about Brexit at a Teesside house party, it introduced a raw musical edge from producer David Gledhill, combined with mature and politically-minded lyrics from poet Matt Abbott. fittingly, it was released on The Day Nothing Happened, i.e 29 March.
where ‘Boro Kitchen 4AM’ brought a raw post-punk energy with it, follow-up ‘#RefugeesWelcome‘ contains elements of jangly upbeat indie whilst still carrying a raucous insistence. the verses take a scathing swipe at the refugee crisis, from the media’s coverage to the UK government’s role via a shed-load of public attitude. the chorus however relies on rousing simplicity, insisting “we are humans, we are all immigrants”.
following a six-year hiatus, Skint & Demoralised returned with brand new single ‘Boro Kitchen 4am‘ on 29 March. after receiving heavy airplay on BBC Radio 6Music from one of our old champions Steve Lamacq, we followed it up with second single ‘#RefugeesWelcome’ on 14 June (available to stream or download here via all platforms).
when alternative indie act Skint & Demoralised first emerged on the scene in 2007, Matt Abbott was completing his A-Levels and David Gledhill was producing in Sheffield under the guise ‘MiNI dOG’. demo plays on BBC Radio 1 from Steve Lamacq and Colin Murray led to a frenzy on the band’s MySpace page, and within 9 months they’d signed to Universal Records – one of those classic meteoric rises that the music industry churns out every now and again.
fast forward to 2019 and Matt Abbott is 30 years old; rapidly establishing himself on the UK’s flourishing spoken word scene. he recently completed a 22-date theatre tour with his critically acclaimed one-man show ‘Two Little Ducks‘. David Gledhill, known more recently for his SOULS project, is releasing a track a week from his East London studio on a new piano project called ’52 Weeks Makes A Year’. Skint & Demoralised have changed, and so has the world around them.