It's been an utterly insane year for Sleaford Mods. Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as "two skip rats with a laptop", their last two albums, 'Austerity Dogs' in 2013 and this year's 'Divide And Exit', both on Harbinger Sound, have achieved the kind of critical acclaim that less inspired bands could only dream of. Equally, their live gigs have become rapid-fire, explosive, cathartic performances, drawing in endless sold-out crowds of people blown away to finally witness something that matters and actually has something to say.
November 24th heralds the arrival of some highly-anticipated new music from front gob Jason Williamson and music master Andrew Fearn in the shape of the 'Tiswas' EP. Released through Invada Records (the Bristol label responsible for BEAK> , DROKK and numerous soundtracks including Drive / OldBoy), the 'Tiswas' EP features four brand new studio tracks alongside 'Tiswas', lifted from the 'Divide And Exit' album. It will be released on both yellow and orange Tiswas coloured vinyl and digital download and sees Sleaford Mods pushing and developing their bile and style.
Jason Williamson explains the tracks:
Tiswas: "An attack on the waning power of guitar based rock n roll and its short-sighted viewpoint combined with the armchair anarchic lobbyists who f**king point their fingers at the masses like c**ts. I know works s**t but I'm not putting my daughter on the street to please you c**s."
The Mail Don't Fail: "The dross of right wing media. Easy target I know but one that all the same is getting worse. Good people brainwashed by these c***s. Plus another stab at the slow death which is local government and its banal workings."
6 Horseman (the Brixtons): "Part fictional account of misguided drug use to fit a stereotyped image in order to sell records. Also a stab at delusional self-images which always end in tears. The people may tow the line but they will eventually tell you to f**k off if you keep telling them you are Elvis. Also a cheeky stab at the purists who inhabit the gig scene, so informed yet so uninformed."
Bunch of C***s: "Random observations from a city in 2014. Bunch of C**ts also touches on the distain you can sometimes have for your fellow human beings, the despair in conformity, and the despair of your own place in conformity."
The Demon: "The nickname for a specific leader of an army currently fighting wherever. The cause or the country or the reasons are of no relevance really. War and its on-going trail of death is an enemy of our existence, regardless of f**king wherever or whoever. F**k the excuses. It's a money spinner full of ego and extremely insulting methods of justification. F**k off demon. F**k off."
With extensive tours of the UK, Ireland and Australia to be announced soon, you can also witness Sleaford Mods live at the following dates.
Tour dates (^ Supporting The Specials):
16th The Scholar, Leicester
23rd The 100 Club, London
24th The 100 Club, London
25th The Haunt, Brighton
26th Exchange, Bristol
31st Rock city, Nottingham ^
5th Broadcast, Glasgow
6th Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow ^
7th Barrlowlands Ballroom, Glasgow ^
8th Electric Circus, Edinburugh
9th O2 Acadamey, Newcastle ^
10th O2 academy, Leeds ^
11th O2 Apollo, Manchster ^
13th Roundhouse, London ^
14th Roundhouse, London ^
20th Civic Hall, Wolverhampton ^
13th O2 Academy 2, Sheffield
27th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
30th Electric Ballroom, London