This is an archive of the band profile for Skint & Demoralised.

Skint & Demoralised is 20-year-old Matt Skint from Wakefield who began life as a performance pub poet in late 2006. Performing poetry in small back-rooms of Wakefield pubs has eventually taken him as far as Glastonbury Festival, and he doesn't intend on stopping soon.

Roughly-recorded spoken word tracks then became songs and a project known as Skint & Demoralised gradually grew over the next two years. National exposure came with help from the likes of Steve Lamacq and a record deal was signed in Spring 2008.

The recording of an album started at The Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, New York with The Dap-Kings. It continued at RAK Studios in London before concluding in full-circle with a voicemail message on a Sheffield side street.

Singles such as 'The Thrill of Thirty Seconds', 'This Song Is Definitely Not About You' and 'Red Lipstick' helped Skint & Demoralised to slowly build a national profile..