Steven Patrick Morrissey (Lowden) wants to write and sing. But as a young man, his voice goes no further than the NME letters page and the walls of his dead-end tax office job.

When punk explodes, Steven discovers there’s more to life and explores Manchester’s underground scene. With the help of strong women, including artist Linda Stirling (Brown), the young Morrissey embarks on a journey to become himself in a world that’s trying to make him like everybody else.