Proper Funny F**ker. Top Lyrics. Top Coat” – Liam Gallagher
The streets of Manchester breed guys with top lyrics who can pull off an anorak. Dave Scott (aka: ARGH KID) is another one who follows in the lineage of Mark E Smith and Shaun Ryder with sharp observations of everyday Manc life.
The street poet came to my attention with his work for Fansbet and also Man United. He has now turned his hand to music and his debut music release “Frank” is out now with an album “Haven for Heathens” – out in March.
Produced at Manchester’s iconic Blueprint Studios and featuring the legendary Steve White (Paul Weller, Style Council) playing drums on the track, which is sure to draw easy comparisons to the storytelling of The Streets and the grit of Sleaford Mods. There is also an unmistakable northern lad funk to the track, which takes its cue from Space and The Happy Mondays.
He’s already supported the likes of Happy Mondays and the Charlatans as well as performing at Kendal Calling, but Frank is now his calling card to a wider audience. He states:
“The song is based on people I know well. The business acumen of these so-called “lower classes” is never noticed – it takes proper bollocks and a business head to climb out of shitty surroundings with the threat of prison or worse hanging over your head. Who’s the bigger cunt? Someone that’s had nothing and makes a bit extra on the side to live better or a Tory-boy Tarquin that’s been fed Crème brûlée since birth and puts in bent expenses claims?”
Listen to the track below and follow the links to purchase. Any track that includes the line “A plastic spoon in an Eton trifle” deserves a few minutes of your attention.