As well as releasing our new album ‘We Are Humans’ on limited edition white vinyl today (available here), my band Skint & Demoralised have also released the ‘Slim Jim’s Liquor Store’ EP, which is available to stream or download in all of the usual places here.

Matt Abbott Poet | Skint & Demoralised 'Slim Jim's Liquor Store'
Skint & Demoralised ‘Slim Jim’s Liquor Store’ EP

As well as the title track, the EP features a remix by David Gledhill’s new project Electronic States, plus my ‘Red, White & Blue’ poem. I’ve been performing the poem at Skint & Demoralised live shows since we started gigging again back in April but I couldn’t make it work on the album, so I’m dead chuffed that it’s on this EP.

The lyrics for ‘Slim Jim’s Liquor Store’ started off as a poem, which is included in it’s original form as part of the Selected Poems section in my ‘Two Little Ducks’ collection (available here). I spilled the beans about the story behind the lyrics over on the Skint & Demoralised blog here.

My ‘Red, White & Blue’ poem recorded by Muddy Feet Poetry

If you like the sound of the single but you haven’t heard the album yet, you can stream or download it in all of the usual places here. If you’d told me this time a year ago that there’d be a new Skint & Demoralised album on the cards then I’d have laughed in your face, but I think it’s our best yet and am incredibly proud of what we’ve produced.

The white vinyl is a thing of beauty. We’re supporting post-punk legends The Membranes at Norwich Arts Centre tomorrow; doing headline shows in Glasgow (29 Nov) and Liverpool (30 Nov) and then supporting Fierce Panda label-mates China Bears in London on 5 Dec. More info on my gigs page.

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