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SCOTT LAVENE visits the moon in new video for 'Superclean'

“Sounds like an updated version of something that Stiff records would have released in the 70’s.” Steve Lamacq

“Think Baxter Dury’s warped kid brother.” The Times 

“A talented, self-taught singer-songwriter” Guardian

“Lavene has the lyrical smarts and the bark of an Ian Dury, the incisive wordplay of a Costello and the deadpan pop of Madness” Louder Than War 

“It’s the kind of infectious bop that burrows into your head on the back of 80’s post-punk eccentricity.” Atwood Magazine 

Scott Lavene returns his new single Superclean, the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming album Broke that is set for release on 7th June on CD, LP and digital.  

Speaking of his latest release, Lavene says “It’s a pop bop, a strut. I wanted to write a song that was less literal than others I write. I wrote it one morning during the recording of the album, in the kitchen of the producer who was letting me stay at his house. It’s about feeling good, a new chapter, eternal optimism, escape.”  

Growing up in the eighties his first musical memories were the Stray Cats thrilling rush ‘Runaway Boys’ when he was at nursery before sparking off on The Clash on the Levis ads and Otis Reading, Beatles, Stones and all the classics before embracing the kind of eclectic musical trip that his own songs reflect.

I like everything from cheesy pop, hip hop, British music from sixties and seventies Ian Dury, to underground stuff like Suicide and the Membranes. When I first had a band I tried to be something I’m not, cool, hip. indie, like the Kills or The Strokes but I’m not cool and I don’t write songs like that. I’m just a fella from Essex and when I started writing stories and songs about my own life and what I’d seen it all clicked.’

To support the release of his new album Scott Lavene is heading out on the road with his newly formed backing band The Pub Garden.

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

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