Nottingham’s favorite, or least favorite – depending on your politics , sons are back
after a short haitus on the back of last year’s breakthrough “Key Markets” album.
The duo’s third ‘proper’ abum was released in June 2015 to great critical acclaim
and rose the band to more prominance than ever before with them touching the
Top Ten Album charts. Other highlights from a hectic year included a blazing slot at
the Glastobury festival which attracted only a fraction less viewers than the Dali
Lama’s festival visit. They finished the year blowing the dust off the Jools Holland
show with a performance which Holland claims is his fifth favorite one the show has
Sleaford Mods started out sometime during 2006 whilst Jason Williamson was
living in Nottingham. Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found
its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to
the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and the domestic situations arising
from that trap. After a year of working ideas out in both the studio and in live
performances, Williamson moved south and took the cause to London for a couple
of years and trod the boards there for a while. He returned to Nottingham in 2009.
Soon after that return he met Andrew Fearn and the Sleaford Mods became a duo.
Fearn’s first work was the production of “Wank” – Jason’s fifth solo CDr album.
Soon after that he started stalking the stage and studio full time with Williamson.
Andrew’s involvement meant that Jason was now able to stop creating the loops
and samples that littered the early recordings and concentrate on the lyrics, whilst
Andrew created numerous tunes for Jason to vent his spleen over.
The duo’s first performance was at an event curated by Nottingham’s Rammel Club
and during that weekend a working relationship with abstract-punk label Harbinger
Sound was formed. A relationship which went onto produce the three
groundbreaking albums that have gained Sleaford Mods a large dedicated fanbase
on both a national and international level. Having signed to Rough Trade Records
at the start of 2016 the duo are back recording new material and putting together an
extensive touring and festival schedule including shows in such favorite haunts as
Berlin and Hamburg.