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…
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