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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 (seven years ago) link

Love these guys.

emil.y, Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:41 (seven years ago) link

yeah theyre amazing

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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

MaresNest, Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:21 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi-JClH7DZ0

^ i love this one

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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

adam, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:10 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

adam, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:28 (seven years ago) link

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

adam, Thursday, 27 February 2014 21:31 (seven years ago) link

stop being a twat

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

^^^^

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:31 (seven years ago) link

wow these guys have six albums!

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:33 (seven years ago) link

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

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7WdvzITaLk

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

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 (seven years ago) link

what is a "jampandy"?

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

Also, do be a twat!

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

i absolutely hear Streets in their, just more radge

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

'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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

Earl Brutus anyone?

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

No thanks, I've just eaten.

Tim, Friday, 28 February 2014 15:28 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

I can see that actually.

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

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 (four years ago) link

This band are so embarrassing.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:29 (four years ago) link

why embarrassing?

Position Position, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:44 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

I could see Carter USM in a way

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 March 2017 13:14 (four years ago) link

in a very correct way

mark s, Friday, 17 March 2017 13:23 (four years ago) link

Would still take Prinzhorn Dance School over these lads.

nashwan, Friday, 17 March 2017 13:29 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:52 (four years ago) link

aaaaaand i'm out

Pengest & Corsa (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:54 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

just discovered the genius of sleaford mods

infinity (∞), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 06:03 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

he seems like a good egg

https://themindmap.co.uk/interviews/going-emotions-sleaford-mods/

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 22:14 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

:)

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 09:56 (three years ago) link

Carter USM comparison is kinda apt, still love them though

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 10:13 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

new record getting good early reviews - I guess S.M usually do

clouds (peanutbuttereverysingleday), Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:06 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

new album is great, a little more oomph and atmosphere in the instrumentals, I think. but also a kazoo

Simon H., Monday, 11 March 2019 12:48 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

still fucking good

clouds (peanutbuttereverysingleday), Monday, 25 November 2019 08:12 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Unexpected lockdown cover of 'BHS' by Glenn Tilbrook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9fYkma_YVo

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Saturday, 11 July 2020 19:55 (one year ago) link

haha amazing.

piscesx, Saturday, 11 July 2020 20:34 (one year ago) link

Love live videos of SM, with the producer bopping his head and drinking a tallboy every time.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 12 July 2020 05:31 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

The only band Mark E. Smith was willing to praise near the end of his life? Pretty surprising, seemed Fall-adjacent enough for him to get mad.

onlyfans.com/hunterb (milo z), Thursday, 19 November 2020 01:40 (eleven months ago) link

I hadn't heard that! makes sense though...

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Thursday, 19 November 2020 01:56 (eleven months ago) link

I make a little time in my life for the Sleaford Mods every now and then

Marc Riley praised a lot more and his opinion means a lot less but I would just like to co-opt this thread to say that his approval of the Flat Worms was not done in error, they are good

the burrito that defined a generation, Thursday, 19 November 2020 01:56 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

The female guest vocals on a couple of the new tracks do feel like a welcome alleviation of the sometimes relentless blokiness of this stuff, while still being totally consistent with the overall aesthetic.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 21:26 (eight months ago) link

ha I made a SM mix a couple weeks ago and brought her verse in twice

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 21:36 (eight months ago) link

I don’t really think of them as particularly blokey per se; Jason’s not like his onstage persona when he’s offstage, and Andrew’s gay. That said, I do also welcome the recent female guest vocals... they offset something.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 23:10 (eight months ago) link

I think it's their best album in a while

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 23:39 (eight months ago) link

Billy Nomates solo work is quite good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhEX9n5DjZQ

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 23:49 (eight months ago) link

like Viagra Boys they're definitely dudes but not very bro-y/bloke-y IMO

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 23:51 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Heroes

Ooooer. We got reviewed by Anthony ‘Fuck You If Your Not White’ Fandango.

Totally bro’d out. https://t.co/Fzo6hTtnPO

— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) March 22, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 March 2021 22:50 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Don’t be silly about it.
Listen to Sleaford Mods. #biggypop@IggyPop pic.twitter.com/pCTMGmOqgc

— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) May 7, 2021

o. nate, Friday, 7 May 2021 17:09 (five months ago) link

I FUCKING LOVE THIS!

mike t-diva, Friday, 7 May 2021 19:07 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

What a fine idea!

@orbitalband + @sleafordmods
incoming....Wednesday - 13th October - 2021 pic.twitter.com/UtOPWHtS0R

— Orbital (@orbitalband) October 12, 2021

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 14:42 (one week ago) link

!?

I encourage this.

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 22:41 (one week ago) link

woah that's cool

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:17 (one week ago) link

bring it

Communist Hockey Goblin (sleeve), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:17 (one week ago) link

The vocalist was on one track from the Scorn album before this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4APkN6hUZo

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:26 (one week ago) link

Before the current one, I mean. Track above is from 2019.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:29 (one week ago) link

Here it is in full:
I Don't Rate You (Orbital Remix) - Sleaford Mods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CmH2xvf1Og

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 11:34 (one week ago) link

I came back, I thought James' t-shirt said "MeganAsFuck" I was like wo.

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:05 (one week ago) link

Andrew's t-shirt, I mean.

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:06 (one week ago) link


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