because i’m a virtue-signalling, goody-two-shoes lefty, i refuse to link to huge tax-dodging book stores that are killing off the indies, unless i absolutely have to.

so here’s where you can buy all of my books to date (yep, all two of ’em) direct from either the publishers or myself, plus any spoken word or music albums, and also anthologies that i’ve featured in that are still on sale. ta.

Skint & Demoralised ‘Slim Jim’s Liquor Store’ EP

Fierce Panda Records • October 2019

possibly a nod to the next Skint & Demoralised album with the remix, plus my Red, White & Blue poem alongside the title track. i’m loving the overlap between We Are Humans and Two Little Ducks because it’s exactly how i started back in 2006.

Skint & Demoralised ‘We Are Humans’ album

Fierce Panda • Digital August 2019 / Vinyl October 2019

our fourth Skint & Demoralised album; the album that i never thought would exist in a million years; and in our minds, our best album to date. uncompromisingly political, musically matured and a mixed-bag of influences to soundtrack Blighty in 2019.

Skint & Demoralised ‘Superheroes’ single

Skint & Demoralised 'Superheroes'
Fierce Panda Records • August 2019

our final single before the new album, which David and i reckon is possibly the best song that we’ve ever written together. there’s not much more that I can say, really – apart from the fact that it’s a true story.

‘A Hurricane in my Head’ poetry collection

Bloomsbury Publishing • July 2019

my début collection for kids (aged 10-14), which channels playful rebellion, challenges social stereotypes, and looks at friendship, bullying, technology and modern life.

Skint & Demoralised ‘#RefugeesWelcome’ single

Matt Abbott Poet | Skint & Demoralised - #RefugeesWelcome
Fierce Panda • June 2019

our follow-up single from the new album, which provides a scathing response to the UK’s coverage of and attitudes towards the refugee crisis.

Skint & Demoralised ‘Boro Kitchen 4am’ single

Matt Abbott Poet | Boro Kitchen 4am
Fierce Panda • March 2019

our comeback single following a six-year hiatus, which recounts a conversation i had about Brexit at a house party in Middlesbrough at 4am. as you do.

‘Two Little Ducks’ poetry collection

VERVE Poetry Press • October 2018

my début poetry collection to accompany the stage show and studio album, which also includes fifteen unrelated poems written during the same period.

‘Two Little Ducks’ poetry album

Matt Abbott Poet | Two Little Ducks
Nymphs & Thugs • October 2018

studio recordings of the poems in my début one-man show. it explores the working-class Leave vote, recounts my experiences at the Calais Jungle and uses kitchen-sink realism to tell the fictionalised story of Maria.

Wordlife poetry anthology

Opus Independents • September 2016

celebrating ten years of spoken word events in Sheffield and around the UK by independent promoters Wordlife.

Skint & Demoralised ‘The Bit Between The Teeth’ album

Nymphs & Thugs (originally Heist Or Hit Records) • April 2013

initially our third and final album. we wrote and recorded this in late 2012, and lyrically it’s as close to a concept album as S&D have come so far.

Skint & Demoralised ‘This Sporting Life’ album

Nymphs & Thugs (originally Heist Or Hit) • July 2011

written and recorded in late 2010, it represents a completely stripped-back sound compared to the début and has me singing throughout.

Skint & Demoralised ‘Love, And Other Catastrophes’ album

Nymphs & Thugs (originally Heist Or Hit and Firestation Records) • July 2011

the début album which was originally supposed to be released by Mercury (Universal) in 2009. it features legendary soul session band The Dap-Kings, which we recorded at their Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, as well as recording at RAK Studios in London and at home in Sheffield.

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