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"So, Mr. Williamson, what have you done in order to find gainful employment since your last signing-on date?"

"FUCK ALL. I sat around the house wanking."

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Love these guys.

emil.y, Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:41 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah theyre amazing

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:46 (three years ago) Permalink

right down the righteous gonzo line between prophets and nobheads imo but until we fall out i am loving this

The Buzzing of Summer Tweets (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:56 (three years ago) Permalink

"if you like feedback go and work for the council"

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:01 (three years ago) Permalink

I know it's maybe pointless but can somebody highlight what they find good about this?

They've been all over my FB feed for months but when I dip into it and I hear some horrible guy mithering about hard guys on his estate or similar.

MaresNest, Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Actually, never mind, I'm listening again and it's obviously not for me.

MaresNest, Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:21 (three years ago) Permalink

^ i love this one

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I listened to these cunts for three weeks straight.
Travelled to see them in Nottingham recently . It was a sell out.
Capacity 80.
Love the way the musician just stands there with a shit eating grin , waving his e - cig, whilst Williamson spits out the rage

Job seeker, can of strongbow
im a mess
Desperately clutching onto a leaflet on depression
given to me by the NHS

and some of it's hilarious.

Punk fucking rock from a pair of farmers who've gotta be in their 40s

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:08 (three years ago) Permalink

wait so is this a middle aged art thing or not? i dont understand the english

adam, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Nah it's about living in England - you probably wouldn't understand if you don't
A more clued up, yank friend of mine loved it , saying he hadn't heard something 'so UK' for a long while

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:21 (three years ago) Permalink

so like the streets, or all the urchins singing in oliver?

adam, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:28 (three years ago) Permalink

my wife doesn't understand the dialogue in withnail & i, is that a similar thing

adam, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:31 (three years ago) Permalink

stop being a twat

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I get prime-period Fall vibes off of this? very intrigued but it is largely incomprehensible, not that that's an issue for me

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:45 (three years ago) Permalink

the guy really knows how to swear, I respect that, and I also love the silent bob type drinking beside him who I assume presses the buttons

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:50 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah it is very Fall-esque - the ranting, the lurching basslines....

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:54 (three years ago) Permalink

A cockney John Cooper Clarke backed by Steve Hanley? It's great

Dr X O'Skeleton, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:13 (three years ago) Permalink

I have described these guys as a cross between John Cooper Clarke and MC Pitman, hahaha. Doesn't really capture what's good about them, though.

emil.y, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Love the way the musician just stands there with a shit eating grin

assuming the gig I saw the other day was representative, all dude does onstage is press play on the backing tracks. this made me like it all the more

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:30 (three years ago) Permalink

^^^^

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:31 (three years ago) Permalink

wow these guys have six albums!

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:33 (three years ago) Permalink

john cooper clarke maybe, cockney definitely not! xps to dr x

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Doing 30 in a 40
Playing solo Johnny Marr
Who gives a fuck about yesterdays heroes
Who seem to think that they are still today's heroes
Its not a pyramid
You're not a fucking Pharaoh

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:35 (three years ago) Permalink

i was gonna do a "he's no MC Pitman" quibble earlier lol

The Buzzing of Summer Tweets (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:35 (three years ago) Permalink

The three tracks I've heard off the next album have no swearing. Fucking sell outs!

mike t-diva, Friday, 28 February 2014 00:10 (three years ago) Permalink

(I adore them. Especially live - seen them many times.)

mike t-diva, Friday, 28 February 2014 00:12 (three years ago) Permalink

A more clued up, yank friend of mine loved it , saying he hadn't heard something 'so UK' for a long while

― Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:21 (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's between this and Kunt & The Gang tbh

You cannot interrupt his tea stirring because it is his holy trick (imago), Friday, 28 February 2014 00:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Just felt like this thread needed some DJ Smile to show what a thin margin it is between prophet/nobhead. Not dissing S'ford Mods like.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Friday, 28 February 2014 00:57 (three years ago) Permalink

had forgotten about "kick the little face/in the place", rhyming is a harsh master

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Friday, 28 February 2014 10:23 (three years ago) Permalink

what is a "jampandy"?

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Friday, 28 February 2014 10:24 (three years ago) Permalink

I am too frightened to click the link. Is this some Hedluv + Passman type shenanigans?

Bipolar Sumner (Branwell Bell), Friday, 28 February 2014 10:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Curiously, they play a lot of gigs in continental Europe - there's even a 12-date tour of Germany/Switzerland in May - so something about their regionalism must translate.

mike t-diva, Friday, 28 February 2014 10:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I listened to these guys last year when they were reviewed in the wire, then forgot about them. Enjoyable enough. Lol they would have 6 albums wouldn't they

The Edge - why is he so bald and hatted? (wins), Friday, 28 February 2014 10:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Also, do be a twat!

The Edge - why is he so bald and hatted? (wins), Friday, 28 February 2014 10:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Their songs would make a pretty good late night sketch show, lots of good visual character stuff with the deadpan humour

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Friday, 28 February 2014 11:09 (three years ago) Permalink

They recently released four 7" singles on four different labels, more or less simultaneously - newly collected together here: http://sleafordmods.bandcamp.com/album/singles-collection

mike t-diva, Friday, 28 February 2014 11:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Curiously, they play a lot of gigs in continental Europe - there's even a 12-date tour of Germany/Switzerland in May - so something about their regionalism must translate.

― mike t-diva, Friday, February 28, 2014 10:41 AM (37 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah it's curious isn't it. maybe a kind of bitter thirtysomething crypto-noisedude version of French teenagers who worship The Libertines idk

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Friday, 28 February 2014 11:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I can see why they'd appeal in northern Germany and the older industrialised parts, I mean they do sound like some ranty Dutch post-punk thing at times.

eardrum buzz aldrin (NickB), Friday, 28 February 2014 11:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Saw them last year with no idea what to expect. Enjoyed it fine, bought the album expecting to play it only a couple of times and couldn't stop listening to it. Found the guy at the back (who touched the laptop a grand total of TWICE) to be the focus of attention as basically ge just nodded his head and swigged from his can, smiling sometimes when it got to a bit he remembered he liked.

Pitman and The Fall are I guess the touchstones, but I've been describing them to other people as if The Streets were a bitter middle aged bloke from the North who grew up with post punk.

Ian Glasper's trapped in a scone (aldo), Friday, 28 February 2014 11:40 (three years ago) Permalink

I also love how inept that bit of drum programming is on Urine Mate.

Ian Glasper's trapped in a scone (aldo), Friday, 28 February 2014 11:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they do credit early Streets as an influence - Wu-Tang too, and it was Jason who got me into Roc Marciano - but they claim not to have heard much Fall or John Cooper Clarke, despite the constant comparisons.

mike t-diva, Friday, 28 February 2014 12:37 (three years ago) Permalink

i absolutely hear Streets in their, just more radge

I never did nothing to no curry (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 February 2014 12:38 (three years ago) Permalink

'Double Diamond' is the major Skinner-y one iirc. don't specifically get that vibe from much else of theirs

imago bantz and the deems context (DJ Mencap), Friday, 28 February 2014 14:36 (three years ago) Permalink

his flow has rhythmic similarities to Skinner sometimes i think, but that and the use of everyday phrases/observations that rarely make it into pop music are the only notable connections

I never did nothing to no curry (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 February 2014 14:41 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah I can see the Streets thing

I also love how inept that bit of drum programming is on Urine Mate.

this was one of the first things I noticed and I love it as well

sleeve, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Earl Brutus anyone?

Kim Wrong-un (Neil S), Friday, 28 February 2014 15:13 (three years ago) Permalink

No thanks, I've just eaten.

Tim, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Pitman and The Fall are I guess the touchstones, but I've been describing them to other people as if The Streets were a bitter middle aged bloke from the North who grew up with post punk.

― Ian Glasper's trapped in a scone (aldo), Friday, February 28, 2014 6:40 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

My first thought was Craig Finn.

how's life, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:43 (three years ago) Permalink

I can see that actually.

Ian Glasper's trapped in a scone (aldo), Friday, 28 February 2014 16:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Never sounds quite right

i think that's what i liked about it - it sounded demented

and hell no I'm not going to listen back to see if 9 hours of hindsight might have changed that view

cgi bubka (NickB), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:00 (two years ago) Permalink

At this point the Prodigy really are starting to sound like Jeremy's 'Outrageous' bedroom track from Peep Show.

why dont u say something or like just die (dog latin), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:11 (two years ago) Permalink

ha

electrobiscuit, Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:22 (two years ago) Permalink

Their next collab is with Leftfield - a pattern begins to emerge. http://www.nme.com/news/leftfield/83915

mike t-diva, Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Chemical Bros collab coming soon

Keith Moom (Neil S), Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:05 (two years ago) Permalink

This is a bit embarrassing.

Matt DC, Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:09 (two years ago) Permalink

At this point the Prodigy really are starting to sound like Jeremy's 'Outrageous' bedroom track from Peep Show.

Ha ha. "No, mum, I'm not coming in for my DIINNNAHH... Eat it your FUCKING SELF"

A MOOC, what's a MOOC? (Bananaman Begins), Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:15 (two years ago) Permalink

And did those feet
In ancient times
FEEL IT

^^^ NOT METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 March 2015 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

This is a bit embarrassing.

― Matt DC,

agreed.
bills have to be paid.
suspect that they are beginning to learn that being outside the loop means you can do/say whatever the fuck you like, whereas now with signatures provided on various forms, life is no longer that simple.
expect lyrics re being fucked over by the music industry in 2 years.

mark e, Thursday, 26 March 2015 18:22 (two years ago) Permalink

i really enjoy them
they feel to me like something that's not going to last, or at least in a vital way, for a super long time
but that's ok too, not everything needs to
i mean jeez i could count some of the greatest punk bands of all time that never had more than a handful of singles and maybe an album

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 26 March 2015 18:47 (two years ago) Permalink

Jase and Andy.
Your job is now done.
You were absolutely vital and I thank you for that shot in the arm.

Seen Seaford Mods as much as I saw Husker Du. They are now at the 'Warehouse...' phase. Fearny no longer required

Yes, I am an old bastard like SM. Where's the yoooof? They must be so contented with their Xbox , FB and zzzzzzzz
Is music dead?

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 29 March 2015 16:31 (two years ago) Permalink

this isn't intended as a criticism but you always sound drunk when you post

pissbaby nobody in the corner (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 29 March 2015 16:56 (two years ago) Permalink

Saw them in Hebden Bridge two nights ago. Sixth time I've seen them, but the first time outside Nottingham. Hands-down the best show I've ever seen them do. Never seen Jason so absorbed, intense and fierce.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Thanks Mencap.

I'm actually a straight edge vegan. Since last night.
I was a touch hungover (possibly still drunk, so well spotted) and my post was rather poor . I wish I could retract it.

Sleaford Mods are vital.

Jessie Fer Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:34 (two years ago) Permalink

At this point the Prodigy really are starting to sound like Jeremy's 'Outrageous' bedroom track from Peep Show.

― why dont u say something or like just die (dog latin), Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:11 AM (6 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

a review which is original on two different levels

pissbaby nobody in the corner (DJ Mencap), Monday, 30 March 2015 19:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Saw them in Hebden Bridge two nights ago

Dont know anything about this band but last year I lived 3 minutes walk from the Trades Club (which is where I presume this was)

anvil, Monday, 30 March 2015 19:24 (two years ago) Permalink

It was, of course, the venerable Trades Club - talk about "core constituency".

mike t-diva, Monday, 30 March 2015 20:58 (two years ago) Permalink

The support act, a performance poet, drew a furious heckle: "STOP USING CUNT AS A DEROGATORY TERM". The first song on the SM set list? Oh, I see you're ahead of me.

mike t-diva, Monday, 30 March 2015 21:02 (two years ago) Permalink

that sounds like Hebden, did you stay over, there?

anvil, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, at Croft Mill, which was A+. Found the music store slash cafe the following morning, spent a happy half hour there.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:38 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

amazing show tonight in Manchester. they've got this new one (possibly Bronx In A Six) which has a mentally loud (and fantastic) bass that was giving me major MBV flashbacks.

piscesx, Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:17 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Surprised nobody is talking about the new one, which has some minor departures (more surreal lyrics in some places; some vocals that are very nearly sung). It's really great

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Friday, 10 July 2015 10:19 (one year ago) Permalink

I reviewed it a few weeks ago, and I think it's their best yet: a consolidation and a progression. The Tarantula Deadly Cargo/Rupert Trousers/Giddy On The Ciggies sequence towards the end of Side 2 is particularly killer.

mike t-diva, Friday, 10 July 2015 11:08 (one year ago) Permalink

mike t-diva, Friday, 10 July 2015 11:09 (one year ago) Permalink

liked no one's bothered, interesting too see how long they can last w/the formula

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 July 2015 13:54 (one year ago) Permalink

andy partridge endorsement sold me on these guys. v prime-era Fall

Οὖτις, Friday, 10 July 2015 15:56 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Suspended from UK Labour, apparently..

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:37 (six months ago) Permalink

They can kick you out of their party?

SOMEONE'S got to program the propaganda simulacra (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 16 September 2016 09:53 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

new album out: English Tapas

really digging it, feels like maybe they were saving their a-game for the Rough Trade debut, best since Divide & Exit

slightly expanding, vox a little more melodic..last song "I Feel So Wrong" is pretty...lush (relatively speaking) for them

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"Suspended from UK Labour, apparently.."

I don't think I like the music but fair play for calling Dan Jarvis a "posing cunt".

calzino, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

really digging it, feels like maybe they were saving their a-game for the Rough Trade debut, best since Divide & Exit

agree with this. a bit more focused after quitting the booze/drugs, perhaps?

TRIP TO SPAR IS LIKE A TRIP TO MARS *beep beep*

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It comes as a relief after the TCR EP; lead track aside, I thought the other ones were coasting it a bit. But this is bang on again.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah TCR EP was pretty weak I thought, TIWAS maxi/single EP thing was pretty ok, mostly just because they were probably contractually obligated to eventually title a song "Bunch of Cunts"

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This band are so embarrassing.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

why embarrassing?

Position Position, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

williamson has such a mix of vulnerability & endeavour to him it's more like fondly rolling yr eyes at an old school friend imo

ogmor, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah otm, hearing the awfulness of Slaves made a pretty great case to me of just how much Sleaford Mods do right

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i agree but i think too many bands don't risk being embarrassing now

or i like the earnestness disguised as cynicism

in their very minimal, blunt instrument way i think that their beats are kind of amazing and catchy

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they have such a limited musical palette that i'm pretty surprised they've managed to last this long

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Re the "where in the history of other bands do they fit in" vein present in parts of this thread: might an elephant in the room be Carter USM?

Then again, a track on the new one reminded me of DAF more than anything!

"Just Like We Do" cracks me up, especially the phrase "social medias".

anatol_merklich, Friday, 17 March 2017 01:30 (one week ago) Permalink

What's a drag, is that there is a cassette edition, couple of hundred, with odd nick-nacks freebies, and side 1 has the album and side 2 has a live gig.

Now, I'd like the live gig, but it sold out in seconds and it's now selling on ebay for around £50.

The package comes with a download for the live gig (only), but no place else to get it.

Mark G, Friday, 17 March 2017 07:42 (one week ago) Permalink

They were the answer in a pub quiz I was in last week. Sellouts.

Ongar Is An Energy (Tom D.), Friday, 17 March 2017 09:05 (one week ago) Permalink

I had to look up what BHS was but now I actually like the song better.

SFTGFOP (El Tomboto), Friday, 17 March 2017 11:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I could see Carter USM in a way

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 March 2017 13:14 (one week ago) Permalink

in a very correct way

mark s, Friday, 17 March 2017 13:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Would still take Prinzhorn Dance School over these lads.

nashwan, Friday, 17 March 2017 13:29 (one week ago) Permalink

i guess they felt a little more like a proper band and also more part of what was going on w/dance music at the time, to me at least

Fearn's deciding to not do the whole phony "let me put my headphones on one ear and pretend i'm messing with all these knobs" thing is def one of my fav things about SM

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 March 2017 13:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I think they're ironically aware of the Carter USM thing; there's a track on the new album that is somewhat laden with You Fat Bastards.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:09 (one week ago) Permalink

What really cartered it for me may have been the "Brexity Roller" pun.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:52 (one week ago) Permalink

aaaaaand i'm out

Pengest & Corsa (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:54 (one week ago) Permalink


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