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UK Grim

    As the Nottingham duo's most dancefloor friendly release to date, UK GRIM is an urgent and sage-like look at life, living and the gritty reality of our era. 

    Truly the sound of now, not only in terms of the ideas and issues Jason Williamson's strong words invoke, but also thanks to the innovative and immersive production of Andrew Fearn, which on this release has seen the pair collaborate on songs with Jane's Addiction's creative powerhouse, Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro, and with Florence Shaw, the distinct and vital voice at the heart of British band Dry Cleaning. Speaking of the forces that have triggered the poetic protest at the heart of this record, as with their musical forebears like The Clash or The Jam, Sleaford Mods reveal that the outrage they feel is underscored by love for the people and places around them, making ‘UK GRIM’ as much a celebration of individuals and the idealists as it is an attack on ruling classes who pursue their own self-serving agendas with increasing desperation.

    “Maybe we are proud of the country. Maybe we are proud to be English,” explains Williamson. “Maybe I’m proud of the horrible grey streets and the shit weather and the stupid fashions I find myself investing in. It’s just that the English we’re proud of being is absolutely nothing like the English the authorities want to try and promote.” Angry yet artful, innovative yet possessing an instinctual energy that irresistibly moves bodies and minds, ‘UK GRIM’ is an erudite electronic vision that truly engages with times that have been anything but 'precedented'.

    TRACK LISTING

    UK GRIM
    D.I.Why
    Force 10 From Navarone – Ft. Florence Shaw
    Tilldipper
    On The Ground
    Right Wing Beast
    Smash Each Other Up
    Don
    So Trendy – Ft. Perry Farrell & Dave Navarro
    I Claudius
    Pit 2 Pit
    Apart From You
    Tory Kong
    Rhythms Of Class

    It is frustrating that in a country beset by unfolding social and economic trauma, caused in large measure and plain view by an entitled elite in service of their own ambitions and with a population gaslighted by their friends in the media, that there has been little or no kickback from what has, in the past, been a reliable source, contemporary music. That it's taken a couple of fortysomethings to pick up punk's combative baton and run with it is telling, but at least someone is doing it. It's a testament to their energy and commitment, and the biting wit with which it is delivered, that Spare Ribs, their 11th album, still sounds this sharp. With its broader palette adding funk and hip hop influences to the paired back bleep punk, and the scathing social commentary accompanied by childhood hurt and recovery, it is also, maybe, their finest hour. So far. 

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Sleaford Mods have one of the most rabid fanbases of all and 'Spare Ribs' is further proof as to why. Wry takes on modern issues and the politics, pitch-perfect commentary and delivered in their usual no-holds-barred way. Every bit the continuation of their rightfully enduring legacy.

    TRACK LISTING

    The New Brick
    Shortcummings
    Nudge It (feat. Amy Taylor)
    Elocution
    Out There
    Glimpses
    Top Room
    Mork N Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates)
    Spare Ribs
    All Day Ticket
    Thick Ear
    I Don't Rate You
    Fishcakes

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    Divide And Exit - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

      Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as "two skip rats with a laptop" the Sleaford Mods have simply knocked all their distractors clear out of the way.

      Divide and Exit was originally released in 2014 and contains 14 tracks, and it is as immediately in your face as its vicious predecessor. Whilst Fearn's beats and loops will pull you up into the urgency of Sleaford Mods they also allow you to run the gauntlet from delibrate clumsy dance-floor swaggers to full-on punk throwabouts with them. Williamson is let free to spit out his unempathic litany of bile and anger towards the bloated and tedious. His verbal salvos and side-swipes are often savage and brutal , yet at turns, hilarious, but always spot on as Sleaford Mods rage and despair as the country sinks deeper into a cesspool of its own idiocy. It's an album that doesn't have the privilege of luxury, indulgence or extravaganza and it will strike a resonant chord with many because it simply refuses to compromise.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Air Conditioning
      2. Tied Up In Nottz
      3. A Little Ditty
      4. You're Brave
      5. Strike Force
      6. The Corgi
      7. From Rags To Richards
      8. Liveable Shit
      9. Under The Plastic And N.C.T.
      10. Tiswas
      11. Keep Out Of It
      12. Smithy
      13. Middle Men
      14. Tweet Tweet Tweet

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      Austerity Dogs - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

        Originally released in 2013, now re-issued on their own Extreme Eating imprint.

        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 domestic situations arising from that trap. After a year of working ideas out in both the studio and in live performance around Nottingham, Williamson moved south and took the cause to London for a couple of years, before returning to Nottingham in 2009. Soon after that he that he met Andrew Fearn and the Sleaford Mods became a duo. The rest, as they say…

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Urine Mate
        2. Mcflurry
        3. My Jampandy
        4. Fizzy
        5. Donkey
        6. Ppo Kissing Behinds
        7. Shitstreet Runny
        8. Wage Don’t Fit
        9. Showboat
        10. Don’t Wanna Disco Or 2
        11. Five Pound Sixty
        12. Kill It Clean

        Sleaford Mods

        All That Glue

          Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn stepped out of 2019 with a Top Ten album under their belt, Eton Alive, their biggest sold out tour to date and the swagger of a band that have never been more relevant, topically challenging and downright entertaining.

          Sleaford Mods are set to continue their onslaught into 2020 with the release of All That Glue, a collection of songs spanning the last seven years of the bands career; an array of crowd pleasers, B sides, unheard tracks and rarities for fans and the curious, released via Rough Trade. Over the past few years Sleaford Mods have become one of the most intractable British pop stories. One of its best. Their music is drawn at a flawless fault-line of anger, tenderness and humour, a triumvirate of raw energy which frequently jostles in the space of a cadence for supremacy. On record you can hear their sinews, live you can touch their veins.

          Ahead of All That Glue's release the band will be making available fan favourite Jobseeker for the first time. In addition, footage from the duo's acclaimed sell out show last year at the Eventim Apollo, will be released for the first time and kicks off with an incendiary performance of Tweet Tweet Tweet.

          Limited edition independent store-only double white vinyl includes a 16-page A5 booklet - a précis in the inimitable style of Jason Williamson - documenting Sleaford Mods inexorable rise since their inception in 2011 to the present day, together with praise from the incomparable Iggy Pop.

          Sleaford Mods

          Key Markets (Repress)

            Housed in a gatefold sleeve designed by Steve Lippert, mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Everything else was done by Sleaford Mods. From Original Press Release 2015 “Key Markets was a large supermarket bang in the centre of Grantham from the early 1970's up until around 1980,” explains Jason Williamson. “My mum would take me there and I'd always have a large coke in a plastic orange cup surrounded by varnished wood trimmings and big lamp shades with flowers on them. Beige bricks with bright yellow points of sale and large black foam letters surrounded you and this is why we called the album 'Key Markets'. It's the continuation of the day to day and how we see it, the un-incredible landscape.” “The album was recorded in various periods between summer 2014 through to October of that year. We worked fast as we normally do, the method was the same as the other albums and like the other two, the sound has naturally moved itself along. 'Key Markets' is in places quite abstract but it still deals heavily with the disorientation of modern existence. It still touches on character assassination, the delusion of grandeur and the pointlessness of government politics. It's a classic. Fuck em

            TRACK LISTING

            1/ Live Tonight
            2/ No One's Bothered
            3/ Bronx In A Six
            4/ Silly Me
            5/ Cunt Make It Up
            6/ Face To Faces
            7/ Arabia
            8/ In Quiet Streets
            9/ Tarantula Deadly Cargo
            10/ Rupert Trousers
            11/ Giddy On The Ciggies
            12/ The Blob

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            Eton Alive

              Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

              “Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Barry says: The Mods return once again for another politically charged slice of snarling vocal fire and wry social commentary. This time we get a more momentous charge towards post-punk minimalism, drum machines and distorted bass taking a back seat to the increasingly effective two-part baying of Williamson & Fearn.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Into The Payzone
              2. Kebab Spider
              3. Policy Cream
              4. O.B.C.T.
              5. When You Come Up To Me
              6. Top It Up
              7. Flipside
              8. Subtraction
              9. Firewall
              10. Big Burt
              11. Discourse
              12. Negative Script

              This is the band’s first new music since last year’s top 15 album “English Tapas” The EP was recorded in Spring 2018 in Nottingham, and features five new tracks including lead track “Stick in a Five & Go”. The band are confirmed to play two nights at London’s Roundhouse on September 21st & 22nd 2018 and also their biggest hometown show at Nottingham’s Concert Hall on September 30th. They also play their biggest Paris show too at Le Triannon on 26th Sept, some Scottish dates in November with shows in Copenhagen and Amsterdam planned for November too.

              The band are currently in the studio in Nottingham working on tracks for a new album planned for March 2019.

              Jason Williamson says about the new songs “the lead tracks are mostly full of violent tendencies that only transpire through imagination. People are powerless under the political monster and the intense anger and frustration morphs into illusions of attacking each other through the bravado of social media, depression and paranoia.”

              TRACK LISTING

              Stick In A Five And Go
              Bang Someone Out
              Gallows Hill
              Dregs
              Joke Shop

              Sleaford Mods

              Bunch Of Kunst Documentary / Live At SO36

                Thanks to their sweary rants about modern England, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop and "the soundtrack to post-Brexit Britain" by the Guardian.

                Jason Williamson, a former chicken factory worker and father of two, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, avant-garde bedroom label owner and former bus driver, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos.

                Following them on their two-year journey from Sherwood to chart success, award-winning music documentary Bunch of Kunst tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms.

                "This documentary film is the perfect antidote to those sexy, racy, rock’n’roll yawns most bands hide behind. We are indeed, a Bunch Of Kunst.“
                - Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods .

                The CD was recorded at SO36 Berlin on June 19th, and features the complete unedited performance, originally released in an edited form as a vinyl LP on
                Harbinger Sound (HARBINGERUSA001)

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: The Mods are back with their long awaited Documentary, featuring footage up to today from their meteoric rise to success, this is an essential artifact for any fan, and also comes with a CD version of the highly regarded 'Live At SO36'.

                TRACK LISTING

                1/ Silly Me
                2/ Bunch Of Cunts
                3/ Live Tonight
                4/ No-Ones Bothered
                5/ Middle Men
                6/ Jolly Fucker
                7/ A Little Ditty
                8/ Mcflurry
                9/ Fizzy
                10/ Routine Dean
                11/ Bronx In A Six
                12/ Tiswas
                13/ Tied Up In Nottz
                14/ Jobseeker
                15/ 6 Horsemen (The Brixtons)
                16/ Tarantula Deadly Cargo
                17/ Tweet Tweet Tweet

                The album was recorded at Steve Mackey’s (Pulp) West Heath Garage studios in London. Jason Williamson discusses ‘English Tapas’: "Andrew walked into some random pub and saw "English Tapas" scrawled on the menu board. Underneath this beautiful coupling of words were it's components, half a scotch egg, cup of chips, pickle and a mini pork pie" It says everything about this fucking place. It's comedy, it’s make do, it's ignorant and above all, it's shit"

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Sleaford Mods hit us hard with another voracious and aggressive commentary on modern life with their trademark combination of wit and vitriol, backed by a thumping but decidedly downplayed backline. Snarling, punky spoken word passages and gritty dusty drum machines. If you like the Mods, this one won't change your mind. If you don't, it just might.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. ARMY NIGHTS
                2. JUST LIKE WE DO
                3. MOPTOP
                4. MESSY ANYWHERE
                5. TIME SANDS
                6. SNOUT
                7. DRAYTON MANORED
                8. CARLTON TOUTS
                9. CUDDLY
                10. DULL
                11. BHS
                12. I FEEL DO WRONG

                Jason Williamson discusses TCR: “The idea behind the TCR video was to show and use the actual 1980’s toy racing kit in its original environment which would of most probably been the living room floor for most kids at that time It's a pretty crap device and I thought it married perfectly to the idea of life's (at times) rotating dross. The narration/vocal over the song is just that, an account of a bloke reacting to what he feels is a routine laden existence by 'escaping' for the night to the pub only to realize this is also a limited experience and in turn all options kind of merge into a circular experience of never ending repetition that he tries to navigate.”

                TRACK LISTING

                TCR
                I Can Tell
                Britain Thirst
                Dad's Corner
                You're A Nottshead

                Sleaford Mods

                Tiswas EP - Orange Vinyl Edition

                  “In times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME. “Stream-of-consciousness tirades that conjure up a world of sticky cafe table-tops, grinding hangovers, and the cold comfort of consumerism.” The Guardian

                  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 is released on both yellow and orange Tiswas coloured vinyl (3000 units in total – 1500 of each variant) and sees Sleaford Mods pushing and developing their bile and style.


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