Skint & Demoralised

Argh Kid

Hailing from Manchester, Argh Kid, aka David Scott, is MC and spoken word poet making waves with his wit and social commentary.

Having already garnered critical acclaim from John Kennedy (Radio X), Janice Long (6 Music) and Chris Evans (Virgin Radio), we’ve decided to check out his work to date:


Soil yourself funny social commentary on gentrification and ‘look at me’ trends:

“Round my way people stopped wearing socks and started growing beards”

Despite a litany quips, Argh Kid has a serious artist with a message to deliver. Working class culture has been pissed on from a great height in recent times. Austerity brutalised lives and, unless your middle class or upwards, cities and towns are forcing people to stay in. Socialising breeds community and in turn, harmony. Extortionate rents, drink prices and a vapid Instagram sense of community has all but laid ordinary folk to rest.

Despite the clear lyrical prowess, sonically, there is a lot to admire also. Taking the best bits from The Streets, Reverend & The Makers and Skint & Demoralised, he has forged a new ska via funk and soul path.



The funk and soul rhythms continue to flow here. At times, Scott takes this to a darker edge by clashing the spoken word of Matt Abbott (Skint & Demoralised) and with the dystopian vision of Hard-Fi’s ‘Stars of CCTV’.

This is a character driven narrative in the same vein as The Coral’s ‘Bill McKai’. The protagonist, irrelevant of his highs is heading for a sinister fall.

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