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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 (six years ago) link

Love these guys.

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

yeah theyre amazing

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

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

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

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

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

stop being a twat

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

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

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

^^^^

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

wow these guys have six albums!

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

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

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

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

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

what is a "jampandy"?

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

Also, do be a twat!

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

Earl Brutus anyone?

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

No thanks, I've just eaten.

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

I can see that actually.

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

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

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 (five years ago) link

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

anvil, Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:07 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-gvxxhcS8s

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Friday, 10 July 2015 10:19 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2f0YWhP9o

mike t-diva, Friday, 10 July 2015 11:09 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

Οὖτις, Friday, 10 July 2015 15:56 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Suspended from UK Labour, apparently..

Mark G, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:37 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQZN01Cqzek

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 years ago) link

"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 years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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 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 (three years ago) link

This band are so embarrassing.

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

why embarrassing?

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

in a very correct way

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

Would still take Prinzhorn Dance School over these lads.

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

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

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

aaaaaand i'm out

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

eight months pass...

just discovered the genius of sleaford mods

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

three months pass...
four months pass...

:)

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

Carter USM comparison is kinda apt, still love them though

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 10:13 (two 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (four months ago) link

haha amazing.

piscesx, Saturday, 11 July 2020 20:34 (four months 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 (four months 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 (two weeks ago) link

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

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


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