Scott Lavene unveils his new track Broke along with an accompanying video. The title track from his forthcoming album, Broke is perhaps the epitome of Lavene’s work. An eight minute epic filled with everyday pathos, 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.