New Music: Scott Lavene – Nigel

Scott Lavene is a post-punk artist I first featured on York Calling back in 2018. A year later, his album Broke exploded on the underground music scene. Nigel is his first new track since then. Though two years have passed and a pandemic has seemingly changed everything, Scott’s quality remains reassuringly consistent.

By Graeme Smith

Scott tells everyday stories in a spoken-word style that is infused with his Essex accent. As such he’s usually compared to contemporary Baxter Drury but Scott has his own voice and storytelling style. Nigel flows along on the forgotten undercurrent of British society set in a world where people are just trying to wring joy from a thin existence.

It’s great to hear new music from Scott and I’m sure his career will continue its upward trajectory. Check out Nigel below.