That seasoned purveyor of the short burst, lo-fi pop song Scott Lavene has just announced a new single ‘Waitrose Has Run Out Of Lobsters’, out on 7th March via London’s Nothing Fancy. The follow up to last year’s fine family homage ‘Prettiest Peach’, this supermarket name dropper once again crackles with Lavene’s sardonic wit and sideways glance at our small world pre-occupations.
Inspired during lockdown by his ‘… listening to lots and lots of people moaning about the things they couldn’t do and the things they couldn’t have,’ it’s a song that takes a swipe with a shovel full of irony and another prize banter chorus line:
Waitrose has run out of lobsters, there’s dresses and shirts being torn
And men with floppy hair and boating shoes, are fighting over king prawns
Plus you get that sharp satirical edge nudging into the music’s unfiltered pastiche, a ludicrously catchy, faux pop anthem with seriously warbling backing vocals to match the tune’s ‘arms in the air’ sway.
It’s further proof that the Essex troubadour is gaining steady momentum, pepping up our raconteur tradition laid down post punk by TV Personalities, I Ludicrous and the Durys (father and son). Craig Finn of Hold Steady fame is a fan, inviting Lavene as support for his recent solo tour as well as the US band’s imminent Electric Ballroom show. There’s also a slot at this years End of The Road Festival in Scott Lavene’s diary, a tour with Sunderland’s tip top Futureheads and yes a string of headlining gigs in March for you to join in with the sly sing along.
One more time ‘Waitrose has run out of lobsters woah, woah!’
Catch Scott Lavene live at:
08/03 – The Prince Albert – Brighton
11/03 – Electric Ballroom – London w/ The Hold Steady
21/03 – Kazimier Stockroom – Liverpool w/Eyesore & the Jinx
22/03 – Hug & Pint – Glasgow
23/03 – The Engine Rooms – North Shields
24/03 – Gullivers – Manchester
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