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Scott Lavene


Album Review: Scott Lavene – Broke

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Album Review: Big Top Heartbreak – Deadbeat Ballads

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Essex raconteur and troubadour Scott Lavene has been carving out his own niche in tight riffed, story-telling post punk for a while now. A well worn indie band hustler, it wasn’t until 2019 that he hit his stride releasing the sardonic, pathos riddled ‘Broke’ under his own name followed by ‘Milk City Sweetheart’ a year …

Out today is the new track from Essex singer-songwriter Scott Lavene, and it’s a cover of The Walkmen’s Rat. It’s the Bside to his current single Nigel and we’re delighted to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. Of the track, Scott says “The Rat by The Walkmen  can never be bettered. Honestly, I …

Back in 2016 I reviewed an album by an act called Big Top Heartbreak. Deadbeat Ballads was one of those albums where the personality of its creator truly shone through. It was a shame then that it languished in relative obscurity, with even being absent from some of the bigger music cataloguing websites. Its cult …

Opening with a brief stacked choral and minimal piano number like “Dogs Can’t Play Cards” displays a certain amount of confidence. Do Big Top Heartbreak deserve this level of self-asurdness on a debut album? Is this even a debut album? To be honest I don’t know, because sometimes it’s just fun to plunge yourself into …