Wakefield, UK (2007-2013) Skint & Demoralised were a lyric-based alternative indie/pop band based in Wakefield, UK and Sheffield, UK. The line-up consisted of frontman/lyricist Matt Abbott (b. 06.01.89) from Wakefield and Sheffield-based songwriter/producer MiNI dOG. Formed via MySpace in May 2007 after a mysterious producer contacted an unknown performance poet, the Skint & Demoralised story is as unorthodox as it is extensive. At the time, Matt Abbott was completing his A-Levels and peppering the West Yorkshire music scene with short bursts of spoken word between bands.