Big Top Heartbreak have been on tour with Blue Rose Code and will embark on a solo headline tour this year.


Artist: Big Top Heartbreak

Album: Deadbeat Ballads

Label: Two Bob Records

Release Date: October 17th 2016



Watch ‘My Breath Killed The Roses’



“Deadbeat Ballads is a singular collection of songs.. Performed with a unique combination of pathos and hilarious wit. Musically it has great depth but with a fine pop sensibility, and never less than razor sharp lyrics and humour. It’s an album that could easily become a cult hit… Totally immediate but at the same time a grower. Spot on” Jim Barr – Portishead, Get The Blessing


“The music of Big Top Heartbreak is a busted carousel of hopes and fears. The album is ferocious, full of truth and visceral, heart rending gallows humour. Simply put, it’s brilliant.” Ross Wilson – Blue Rose Code


“a deceptively misanthropic ode set to gorgeous piano and gloriously imperfect violin. Its uninhibited sadness mingles with unbreakable optimism, pinned up by Scott Lavene’s cracked baritone.”- Pop Matters



‘DEADBEAT BALLADS’ is the debut album from an original and exciting artist, Big Top Heartbreak.


Recorded in Bristol with some wonderful musicians including Quinta on saw (Bat For Lashes, Patrick Wolf), Pete Judge (Get The Blessing, Super Furry Animals), Jim Barr (Portishead) and TJ Allen (Bat For Lashes) who also produced and mixed the album.


Essex born Scott Lavene, the lead man and songwriter, wrote the majority of the songs whilst in a house for the bewildered. Alive again and hungry for the chance to make music, Scott went on tour supporting Blue Rose Code in 2015 and set about making the album. Scott’s honesty, passion and humorous takes on life are here to enjoy in these fresh and original songs.


Live, Big Top Heartbreak is both a powerful and intimate affair. Touching, funny, honest and a master class in storytelling.


The album will be released on 17thth October with a London launch party followed by a national solo tour to support the release.

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