To celebrate Record Store Day 2019, we’re offering you 25% off each of our vinyl releases. You’ll be able to claim this discount until midnight on Sunday (BST).
It’s not very often that poetry is released on vinyl, and we’re honoured to have two of the UK’s foremost spoken word artists on this format, plus the highly acclaimed debut album from Matt Abbott‘s band Skint & Demoralised.
Salena Godden‘s ‘LIVEwire’ album was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s prestigious Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry in 2017. It features a selection of live recordings from festivals and theatres, plus studio recordings and archive material spanning three decades.
SG discount code: RSD19LIVE
Luke Wright‘s ‘Twenty’ album celebrates two decades of performing poetry on stage. Recorded at Drill Hall Studios in late 2018, it features some of his best-loved work from throughout his illustrious career as well as brand new material which sees him at the top of his game.
LW discount code: RSD19LUKE
Matt Abbott‘s poetry career was drastically put on hold when he formed Skint & Demoralised with David Gledhill in spring 2007. Their debut album ‘Love, And Other Catastrophes’ was recorded in New York and London and due for release on Universal in 2009. This German vinyl is extremely rare.
Following a 6-year hiatus, Matt Abbott‘s band Skint & Demoralised are returning with new single ‘Boro Kitchen 4am’ on 29 March. The single is being released by Fierce Panda, and there’s a comeback gig at London’s The Social on Thursday 11 April.
All three of the Skint & Demoralised albums to date are available to purchase digitally via Nymphs & Thugs, and their debut album ‘Love, And Other Catastrophes’ is available on vinyl – this is the final batch of 20 after another box was found in Berlin.
Luke Wright ‘Twenty’ is released on 1 March | Click here to pre-order
Luke Wright is one of the highly renowned artists on the UK’s spoken word scene, and on 15 January 2019, it marked twenty years to the day since he first performed his poetry on stage. Since then, he’s gone on to become a multi-award-winning poet and theatre maker and has toured the UK extensively as well as gigging around the globe.
“Wright is a clever playwright and a charismatic performer … ‘Frankie Vah’ is all the richer for its political and poetical layers … Wright succeeds in finding new and beautiful ways of expressing the everyday.” The Guardian
Following the release of his ‘After Engine Trouble‘ pamphlet on Rough Trade Books, Luke is currently touring his new show ‘Luke Wright – Poet Laureate’ to high acclaim. His previous shows ‘Frankie Vah’ and ‘What I Learned From Johnny Bevan’ chartered new territory for spoken word-based theatre shows, and he continually raises the bar across a range of mediums.
Nymphs & Thugs are delighted to be releasing this 2LP gatefold vinyl album, which features some of his best work over that twenty-year period as well as some brand-new unreleased work which captures Luke at the very top of his game.
“I’ve always wanted to release a vinyl of my stuff. A pink vinyl with a huge picture of my face on it. And now I have. It’s a double album and I’ve called it ‘Twenty’ as 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of my first gig. I’m really delighted to have the album out with Nymphs & Thugs – Matt Abbott is a tireless promoter of spoken word and he’s done wonders with his label. I loved settling down in my office and putting my friend Salena Godden‘s record on last year – if people out there can enjoy mine as much as I enjoyed hers then all is good in the world.” Luke Wright
Copies of the vinyl are available to pre-order here, as well as being on sale at Luke’s shows, gigs and festival appearances and at N&T events. The digital album will be available directly from N&T, as well as through all major digital providers including Google Play and Apple Music.
“When Luke expressed an interest in releasing something on N&T, it was an absolute no-brainer. I’ve always been a big fan of his work – from his poetry sets to his theatre shows and books – and it’s great to introduce some to our catalogue. Having released Salena Godden’s ‘LIVEwire‘ in 2017, I’m honoured to now have two of the UK’s leading poets on our label.” Matt Abbott
You may have seen that Matt Abbott published his début collection via Verve Poetry Press on 4 October, with the 22 poems from his ‘Two Little Ducks’ show plus 15 additional poems in a ‘Selected Poems 2015-2018’.
We’re thrilled to be stocking copies of the book in our online store. And not only that, we’ve also released a studio album featuring recordings of the poem from the show. The studio album is a download only release.
You can purchase the book alone for £10, the digital album for £5, or both together for £12.