Working class warriors and voice of the people. Sleaford Mods peculiar lofi musical diatribes have captured the cultural zeitgeist of popular dissent and despair filling an agit prop void that has been barren for decades since the days of Crass. Jason Williamson’s clued up acid charged lyricism resonates in a way the nano self serving indulgence of conventional rock stars never could. Scorn for the establishment and facile convention has never sounded so real, worthy and downright hilarious. “Ya so dead in the head you got a job-facing life”. Great verbal smacks in the mouth driven by Andrew Fearn’s minimalist beats and delivered with a razor sharp bite. Two men on a stage armed only with a microphone and a laptop sounds so small but the off the walls energy they spark is intimidating. Debut album ‘English Tapas’ is a twelve track juggernaut of withering disdain for a broken social landscape and those who swim in it. Singularly English, universally brilliant.
Thu 26 Oct 7pm at O2 Institute, 78 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY £21.50 www1.ticketmaster.co.uk
Taken from Sleaford Mods’ “T.C.R” EP, out now on Rough Trade Records: http://smarturl.it/TCR_Preorder Stream “T.C.R” on Spotify and Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/TCR_Stream Video directed by Simon Parfrement
Published on: Mon 15 May 2017