TO PARAPHRASE OSCAR WILDE: “WE ARE ALL IN THE GUTTER, BUT SOME OF US ARE LOOKING AT THE GUTTER”… NOTTINGHAM DUO SLEAFORD MODS – LOOPED BEATS AND GRUBBY BASS FROM ANDREW FEARN AND AN UGLY-BEAUTIFUL AVALANCHE OF WORDS COURTESY OF JASON WILLIAMSON – GIVE THE GUTTER A LONG AND WILD-EYED STARE IN WHAT THE LYRICIST CALLS “CHUGGY CHUGGY CHEEKY PUNK NUMBERS”.
Started “by accident” in Nottingham during 2006, the Sleaford Mods approach is described as “an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap”. It’s a poke in the eye for apathy.
A plethora of early material was recently issued on import-only compilation RETWEETED, and the last eighteen months or so has also seen a clutch of essential singles (including JOLLY FUCKER and JOBSEEKER) released as part of singles collection CHUBBED UP. This year’s studio album DIVIDE AND EXIT followed 2013’s AUSTERITY DOGS, and Sleaford Mods tour the UK during October and November. New single TISWAS will be released shortly after the tour.
In this new edition of The Mouthcast (with Williamson talking on the ‘phone while walking to catch a bus to the studio where he and Fearn are finishing up the recording of their next album, due for release next Easter), the Sleaford Mods frontman discusses his views on the current state of the British working class and the legacy of the most famous child of his own birthplace – Grantham shopkeeper’s daughter Margaret Thatcher…
Pre-order new single TISWAS on 12″ vinyl here
Thurs 16 Oct LEICESTER The Scholar Tickets
Thurs 23 Oct LONDON 100 Club Tickets
Fri 24 Oct LONDON 100 Club Tickets
Sat 25 Oct BRIGHTON The Haunt Tickets
Sun 26 Oct BRISTOL Exchange Tickets
Fri 31 Oct NOTTINGHAM Rock City Tickets
Weds 5 Nov GLASGOW Broadcast Tickets
Thurs 6 Nov GLASGOW Barrowland Tickets
Fri 7 Nov GLASGOW Barrowland Tickets
Sat 8 Nov EDINBURGH Electric Circus Tickets
Sun 8 Nov NEWCASTLE O2 Academy Tickets
Mon 10 Nov LEEDS O2 Academy Tickets
Tues 11 Nov MANCHESTER O2 Apollo Tickets
Thurs 13 Nov LONDON Roundhouse Tickets
Fri 14 Nov LONDON Roundhouse Tickets
Thurs 20 Nov WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall Tickets
Sat 13 Dec SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Tickets
For 2015 tour dates (Jan through to May) and ticket links go here