Skint & Demoralised 📸 by Kerry Harrison

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.

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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.

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On the road from 5 Oct-16 Nov

Following a successful run at last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe, and some one-offs culminating at Roundhouse’s Last Word Festival, Matt Abbott‘s ‘Two Little Ducks’ show is set to embark on a 22-date UK theatre tour.

The tour will be accompanied by a collection on Verve Poetry Press, which is available to pre-order here. Copies of the book and also a new album will be available on all of the tour dates, which are listed below.

Matt Abbott Two Little Ducks

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As part of Arts Council Collection’s Store To Tour project, Matt Abbott was commissioned to write a series of poems in response to the ‘Revolt & Revolutions’ exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Matt regularly visited YSP as a kid, and has been a social and political activist since his mid-teens, so it was the ideal commission; writing poetry in response to the punk portraits and the show overall.

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