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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 (ten years ago) link

Love these guys.

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

yeah theyre amazing

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

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

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

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

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

stop being a twat

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

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

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

^^^^

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

wow these guys have six albums!

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

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

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

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

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

what is a "jampandy"?

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

Also, do be a twat!

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

Earl Brutus anyone?

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

No thanks, I've just eaten.

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

I can see that actually.

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

bring it

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

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

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

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

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:05 (two years ago) link

Andrew's t-shirt, I mean.

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:06 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Currently on their biggest tour in the UK; this is a nice surprise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=031ltWRGioQ

piscesx, Monday, 29 November 2021 10:05 (two years ago) link

You don't think it's going to work... and then it does.

The Uncut Curated Editions Special is well worth getting, BTW. It's pleasingly thorough, and they've clearly taken leading roles in its construction.

https://✧✧✧.un✧✧✧.c✧.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/sleaford-mods-co✧✧✧@1400x1050-696x✧✧✧.j✧✧

mike t-diva, Monday, 29 November 2021 10:39 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Just wanted to say wow and fucking wow at this band right now. Released banging new video featuring Perry Farrell. Force Ten and UK GRIM both outstanding stuff. I am buzzing for the new album this weekend.

The Fred Machine (Ste), Monday, 6 March 2023 17:33 (one year ago) link

I was so bowled over by English Tapas at its time that I've found everything since then vaguely more pedestrian, but yeah, "Force 10" in particular is promising. Who's the guest vocalist?

In the process of not finding out that on discogs, I learned about the 2022 Orbital collab, which sounds suitably mad and dandy.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 10 March 2023 08:35 (one year ago) link

Florence Shaw (from Dry Cleaning) is the collab for Force 10

Bought the new one this morning, not yet listened but will get around to it later. They're doing a live internet broadcast tomorrow at 9pm bst on YT wit Q and A

Ste, Friday, 10 March 2023 09:21 (one year ago) link

Ah, makes sense. Thanks for YT headsup!

anatol_merklich, Friday, 10 March 2023 16:30 (one year ago) link

"get married and go on safari" cracks me up every time. They do have this knack of striking imagery, to use ilx parlance.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 10 March 2023 16:43 (one year ago) link

oh more heads up on that yt thing, Mods say from 8:30 they will be in chat to answer questions.

Ste, Friday, 10 March 2023 16:49 (one year ago) link

when he sings "don't go" upthread he sounds rather a lot like Paul Weller

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 10 March 2023 16:59 (one year ago) link

liking this one more than the last few

Perry Farrell sounds like he was airdropped in from a '90s ska-punk record.

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 10 March 2023 22:01 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Hiya Dan. Apologies but we are not sharing a bill. Sheer Mag are supporting us because this is our tour. Credit where credits due, of course and I understand this is their hometown, however this isn’t an event that has a shared billing. They are the support.

— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) April 10, 2023

just sayin, Thursday, 13 April 2023 09:34 (one year ago) link

(in relation to a tweet saying they’re sharing the bill)

just sayin, Thursday, 13 April 2023 09:35 (one year ago) link

followed by throwing his toys out of the pram when being mocked for it

zing me with your best zhot (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 13 April 2023 09:39 (one year ago) link

It was about that time again I guess for accounts with under 15 thousand followers, loosely connected to gatekeepers and disc jockeys to accuse us once more of punching down. A term beyond ripe for the bin, along with ‘vital’ and ‘amazing’.

— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) April 12, 2023

settle down lad, you're not a fucking pharoah

zing me with your best zhot (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 13 April 2023 09:40 (one year ago) link

hilarious that they would care so much abt being the main act?

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 13 April 2023 10:21 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Talking to @mattforde very soon. Tickets on sale now innit. https://t.co/FgI9BnkYcq

— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) July 2, 2023

Aaaaaaaand they're finished

it's bad enough getting the kiss of death from that unfunny melt twat, but then being civil towards him - that is a cancellation level crime alright!

calzino, Monday, 3 July 2023 07:44 (one year ago) link

"this plodding pub-rock number with trenchant lyrics about Universal Credit + Austerity Britain is dedicated out to our hilarious comrade buddy Matte Forde.."

calzino, Monday, 3 July 2023 08:26 (one year ago) link

opened the link with slight trepidation that this cunt would have reasonable taste in music, first choice was Be Here Now, so that was a relief, no need to read any further.

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 3 July 2023 08:39 (one year ago) link

tbf I give him some credit for his defence of Dire Straits

he thinks it's chinese money (soref), Monday, 3 July 2023 08:51 (one year ago) link

Obviously a guy with a profound love for and appreciation of music

Renaissance of the Celtic Trumpet (Tom D.), Monday, 3 July 2023 08:53 (one year ago) link

The reason it's nine albums and not ten is obviously because those are the only albums he's ever heard.

Renaissance of the Celtic Trumpet (Tom D.), Monday, 3 July 2023 08:56 (one year ago) link

no need to read any further

You'd like to think so but you'd be wrong.

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Monday, 3 July 2023 09:48 (one year ago) link

that is some Gregg Turkington in movie buff mode shit right there

imago, Monday, 3 July 2023 11:01 (one year ago) link

i have no idea who matt forde is but that list is incredible

the ghostbuster inclusion and then selecting a truck stop johnny cash comp called "itchy feet" killed me

he's an exemplar of everything is wretched about UK comedy and politics, fucking hideous guy

calzino, Monday, 3 July 2023 15:05 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Ok, guess we're all done with these twats now

How to destroy any notion of being some brave political band speaking truth to power in 10 seconds. https://t.co/yZ1RwTFeMk pic.twitter.com/Y3ulM4ZfKG

— C (@Obsayxx) November 4, 2023

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 4 November 2023 18:16 (eight months ago) link

The "I'm thick" defense.

The First Time Ever I Saw Gervais (Tom D.), Saturday, 4 November 2023 18:43 (eight months ago) link

I notice the first reply to the original tweet is Leeroy from the Prodigy saying, "Your not wrong". LOL.

The First Time Ever I Saw Gervais (Tom D.), Saturday, 4 November 2023 18:48 (eight months ago) link

https://www.stereogum.com/2241539/sleaford-mods-end-show-early-after-palestinian-scarf-thrown-onstage-dont-be-asking-me-to-pick-sides/news/

“Don’t be asking me to pick sides for something I ain’t got any real idea about, at a gig,” they wrote. “I’m a singer. My job is music. The only real thing I know about War is that I’m sick and tired of premature death like we all are. Of the murder of anyone, under whatever fucking belief grid.”

curmudgeon, Saturday, 4 November 2023 18:49 (eight months ago) link

Sleaford Melts

no gap tree for old men (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 4 November 2023 19:11 (eight months ago) link

Local politics only! pic.twitter.com/xrAJELIOQg

— General Erection (@ErectionGeneral) November 4, 2023

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 4 November 2023 20:00 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Seeing them in Manchester tomorrow. On the plus side if they cut the show short I'll be able to catch the train home instead of uber.

Ste, Tuesday, 28 November 2023 12:08 (seven months ago) link

Take along a Palestinian flag to make sure.

Tom D has a right to defend himself (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2023 12:36 (seven months ago) link

Bob Vylan has been calling out pseudo-left bands like Sleaford Mods and Idles on their current tour. I'd missed the previous revive so didn't know which bands they were talking about at the gig (they had called them both out by name at a previous gig, but the one I went to they said they didn't want it to become a this band vs that band beef so didn't name anyone specifically)

I miss that guy on Twitter who kept winding up Sleaford Mods by congratulating them for their MBE tbh

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 28 November 2023 12:44 (seven months ago) link

I wonder where Benefits land on this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THuZ2tTn9yY-

MaresNest, Tuesday, 28 November 2023 12:50 (seven months ago) link

Assumed the revive was for their Pet Shop Boys endorsed version of ‘West End Girls’. Not one of their finer moments.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 28 November 2023 13:54 (seven months ago) link

oh yeah, it's terrible

Ste, Tuesday, 28 November 2023 14:06 (seven months ago) link

I'm just going to write a Sleaford Mods song to demonstrate how easy it is to get an MBE these days

Income Support

Piss

Giro

Wanker

Bastard

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Tuesday, 28 November 2023 14:16 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

Williamson also seemed to use the performance to address earlier controversy surrounding the bands' stance on Palestine. In November 2023, they cut a concert short in Madrid after a Palestinian scarf was thrown onto the stage during their performance, leading to criticism on social media. During their Glastonbury set, Williamson adjusted the lyrics of 'Stick in a Five and Go' to include the line: "You fucking finger tappy tappy bastard. You fucking big mad bastard. Mr fucking political platform bastard. Mr fucking flag bastard."

Blood On Santa's Claw (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 07:13 (one week ago) link

such a bizarrely wretched caricature of angry Sun reading bloke, maybe that is supposed the appeal of this shitty band? God knows

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Tuesday, 2 July 2024 07:51 (one week ago) link


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