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SCOTT LAVENE unveils video for deadbeat manifesto ‘Broke’

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.

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Tour Dates:

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






About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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