10 questions with Scott Lavene

The ‘Essex boy version of Lou Reed, Scott Lavene brings his new album to Crofters Rights

Scott Lavene is a maverick, a storyteller in its purest form. He tells tales of everyday life that anyone can resonate with, in his own gloomy take. 

Originating from Essex, Scott’s musical journey has taken him around the country and as far as New York City to film the video for his latest single Methylated Blue. His album Broke is due for release this month via Funnel Music, an album fittingly described as ‘drenched in living in the gutter but staring at the stars’.

His music is as light-hearted and quirky as it is dark and bleak

His music is as light-hearted and quirky as it is dark and bleak, Scott finds a way of detailing the little things in life, like cups of tea, being broke and getting bladdered, over punky guitar riffs. Dubbed the ‘Essex boy version of Lou Reed’ catch Scott Lavene at Crofters Rights this June with his new band The Pub Garden. But first, he answers our 10 questions –

the ‘Essex boy version of Lou Reed’

Those questions

1. What have you learned today?
Balloons are shit.

2. Which song by another artist most inspires you?
Subterranean Homesick Blues by Dylan. Perfect blend of storytelling and pop. 

3. Who are your top three acts right now?
Mostly I’m listening to Faye Webster, Squid and Mac Demarco’s new album.

4. It’s 3am and the party is winding down, what track do you play to get everyone going again?
Modern Love by David Bowie.

5. If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing instead?
Librarian.

6. What was the last book you read?
The Stopping Places by Damian Lebas.

7. Most recent binge watch?
Fleabag – to see what the fuss was about. Bloody excellent. 

8. Do you have a party trick?
Leaving early without saying goodbye.

9. Tell us something people don’t generally know about you…
I hug trees. A lot. 

10. What are you doing tomorrow?
Writing the next album. Eating toast. Getting my mop cut. Cleaning the van. 

10 June – Scott Lavene & The Pub Garden, Crofters Rights
Tickets // croftersrights.co.uk

scottlavene.co.uk // @scottlavene

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