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 independents, 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 me or the publishers, plus any spoken word or music albums, and also anthologies that I’ve featured in that are still on sale. Ta very much.

‘A Hurricane in my Head’ book

Matt Abbott Poet | A Hurricane in my Head
Bloomsbury Publishing • July 2019

My début collection for kids (aged 11-13), 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 Records • 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.

‘Two Little Ducks’ book

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’ album

Matt Abbott Poet | Two Little Ducks
Nymphs & Thugs Recording Co. • 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 anthology

Opus Independents • September 2016

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

‘Skint & Demoralised’ album

Nymphs & Thugs • August 2015

A studio album of poems to support a week’s run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2015, which essentially acted as a ‘best work to date’ at that point on my career.

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 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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