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Skint & Demoralised live in Liverpool

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In partnership with Mersey Socialist Club

Skint & Demoralised

+ Fighting Rhythm

+ Jackie Hagan (poet)


Skint & Demoralised in Liverpool


Following a six-year hiatus, duelling Yorkshire duo Skint & Demoralised are back on the scene with a score to settle. Their new fourth album ‘We Are Humans’ presents a raw, political and poetic tour de force against the backdrop of Brexit Britain.

A drastic departure from S&D’s original late ‘00s ditties detailing teenage love affairs, ‘We Are Humans’ instead reflects the subsequent decade of desperate austerity, as well as the European refugee crisis just 22 miles from Britain’s shores. Frontman and spoken word artist Matt Abbott volunteered twice at the Calais Jungle in 2016 – either side of the EU referendum in which his native city voted 66% Leave.

Alongside Matt songwriter and producer David Gledhill, known more recently for his SOULS project, channels a raucous poet-punk energy, with sonic influences ranging from ‘Sandinista’ to The Strokes. Snappy, sassy singles ‘Boro Kitchen 4am’ and ‘#RefugeesWelcome’ have received regular airplay on BBC Radio 6Music, but amidst the energetic observations about immigrants and inequality there is also intense, elegant pathos, epitomised by stunning album closer ‘Superheroes’.

This latest single, released on 16 August, recounts a harrowing true story from Abbott’s first visit to The Jungle in April 2016. Sonically, it’s like nothing else in S&D’s catalogue, and sets them up perfectly for the release of this new album.

Since S&D’s first MySpace-age outing, Abbott has established himself as a nationally acclaimed poet and likewise Gledhill as a producer – already the combination is curious. Add the searingly eloquent political commentary to the mix and it becomes an urgent and vital snapshot of these tumultuous times that engulf us, all wrapped up in fist-pumping, unapologetic and utterly essential alternative anthems.

Praise for Skint & Demoralised so far in 2019:

“Lyrical, raw and arguing with the insistence of its setting: politics and cheap lager at a party, when it’s time to go home but nobody’s got the time, not to think about that.” The State of The Arts

“Lyrically cutting and insightful, it gets to the crux of the Brexit conundrum and its endless contradictions … After hearing ‘BK4AM’, the rule book on how to re-invent yourself as an anarchic and poetic force has been re-written.” Travellers Tunes

“Do it wrong and this sort of thing will turn people away, and singer Matt Abbott knows that. Do it right and it can really draw them in – in fact, one or two members of the front row are welling up. An unexpectedly emotional ride of much needed sincerity.” Brighton Source




Fighting Rhythm


Fighting Rhythm are a 4 piece garage punk band hailing from the depths of rural Lancashire, made up of Jack, Russ, Dale and Just Sean. One of the most exciting new bands in the North West, they're already accumulating a loyal following thanks to tracks such as 'The Milkshake Party'.




Jackie Hagan


Jackie Hagan is a multi award-winning poet, playwright, performer and activist. She is a working class, queer, dyslexic amputee with systemic sclerosis. She's down to earth, disarming and energised by her anger at the barriers put in front of people. She is bedsit avant garde and good with folk.

In 2018 she became a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow and was nominated for a Women of the World award for effecting social change using spoken word. She has been awarded ‘Best Spoken Word Show’ Sabotuer award in 2016 and 2018. She has worked extensively for the British Council. She represented the UK in slam poetry in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and was the subject of a Channel Four documentary short. She has delivered over two thousand workshops in prisons, schools, hospitals and internationally. She has written for Attitude magazine, Diva magazine, Gay Star, and regularly crops up on BBC Radio Four, and BBC Ouch! She is a guest lecturer at Manchester Met university and an accessibility consultant.



Mersey Socialist Club

The source of socialist events and activism from across Merseyside! Monthly events including gigs, book clubs & more! Aiming for a socialist government!

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