30 seconds interview: Sleaford Mods

SleafordmodswebIf you’re after a band to jump start you from any apathy with a jab to the face, then look no further than Sleaford Mods.

Angry and confrontational, the Nottingham duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn make a sparse, DIY racket with just a drum machine, guitar and endless reserve of lyrical venom.

Name-checked by Luke Haines in our recent interview as the only new band in Britain worth caring about, it’s Jason’s wired lyrics and incendiary delivery which grab your ears and refuse to let go.

The duo have already release a whole shed of music which went largely unnoticed until latest album Divide and Exit caused a scene via release on the Harbinger imprint. The likes of Tied up in Nottz, You’re Brave and Tweet Tweet Tweet spit out an uncompromising tale of austerity Britain, full of rage, despair and missed opportunity. The bleak, hilarious accounts set to a brutal beat mean that Sleaford Mods currently sound like no one else out there…

We first started writing music because
I needed home-grown beats to work with as pre-Andrew was just samples and limited in its formation.

We have been making music since…
2012.

Our music is…
Shit slabs of exciting aggro bollocks.

You’ll like our music if you listen to…
Street punk, rap, mod, rock (even). Good political speakers. People who have had enough.

Our favourite venue is…
The Chameleon, Nottingham.

Music is important because…
It’s one of the absolutes for human existence.

Our biggest inspiration is…
The fat controllers.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Anybody who bought something good to it.

To try us out, listen to our song…
Under The Plastic And NCT.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
I’d be working (I am anyway) Andrew? … dunno, making tunes I suppose.

In 10 years time we want to be…
Don’t be silly.

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