Sleaford Mods have announced that they’ll be dropping a new release, an EP, titled ‘Tiswas’ via Invada Records on November 24th. Full details below as well as Jason’s explanation of each track.

Those of us who listen to the wonderful Dandelion Radio will have been familiar with Sleaford Mods from years ago – and will probably be as bewildered as the guys about what has happened to them this year. The rest of you will probably have first got wind on them a year ago when Keith Goldhanger reviewed them live for us – one of their earliest reviews in this, their new dawn. So bowled over by them was Keith that he interviewed them for us last December too. Then 2014 began and the Sleaford Mods story began snowballing. And now they’re the band of the moment without a question of doubt – the band on everyone’s lips, and the band who we reviewed twice last week when they played Manchester, one by da boss John Robb and another by Nathan McIlroy. Quoting from John’s review:

“Their stripped down simplicity is like Suicide with a genuine English menace, it’s like a like brawl after the pubs with a homemade hip hop soundtrack given a good kicking by old punks, it’s like all the gallows banter of living in the now and its hideously and brilliantly entertaining and it’s like the soundtrack to Shane Meadows film that is waiting to be made.”

…and the band who would’ve been a shoe in for the Mercury Prize if the buggers had entered it!

Now Sleaford Mods have announced that “front gob Jason Williamson and music master Andrew Fearn” have joined up with our friends over at Invada Records and are popping out one more five track EP before the year’s end, titled “Tiswas” and featuring four brand new tracks. It will be released on both yellow and orange “Tiswas” coloured vinyl and digital download and it sees Sleaford Mods “pushing and developing their bile and style” we’re told.

Jason Williamson explains the tracks:

Tiswas: “An attack on the waning power of guitar based rock n roll and its short-sighted viewpoint combined with the armchair anarchic lobbyists who fucking point their fingers at the masses like c**ts. I know works shit but I’m not putting my daughter on the street to please you c**s.”

The Mail Don’t Fail: “The dross of right wing media. Easy target I know but one that all the same is getting worse. Good people brainwashed by these c***s. Plus another stab at the slow death which is local government and its banal workings.”

6 Horseman (the Brixtons): “Part fictional account of misguided drug use to fit a stereotyped image in order to sell records. Also a stab at delusional self-images which always end in tears. The people may tow the line but they will eventually tell you to fuck off if you keep telling them you are Elvis. Also a cheeky stab at the purists who inhabit the gig scene, so informed yet so uninformed.”

Bunch of C***s:  “Random observations from a city in 2014. Bunch of Cunts also touches on the distain you can sometimes have for your fellow human beings, the despair in conformity, and the despair of your own place in conformity.”

The Demon: “The nickname for a specific leader of an army currently fighting wherever. The cause or the country or the reasons are of no relevance really. War and its on-going trail of death is an enemy of our existence, regardless of fucking wherever or whoever. F*ck the excuses. It’s a money spinner full of ego and extremely insulting methods of justification. F*ck off demon. F*ck off.”

With extensive tours of the UK, Ireland and Australia to be announced soon, you can also witness Sleaford Mods live at the following dates.

(Those marked “^” are supporting The Specials)

October 

  • 16th The Scholar, Leicester
  • 23rd The 100 Club, London
  • 24th The 100 Club, London
  • 25th The Haunt, Brighton
  • 26th Exchange, Bristol
  • 31st Rock city, Nottingham ^

November

  • 5th Broadcast, Glasgow
  • 6th Barrowlands Ballroom, Glasgow ^
  • 7th Barrlowlands Ballroom, Glasgow ^
  • 8th Electric Circus, Edinburugh
  • 9th O2 Acadamey, Newcastle ^
  • 10th O2 academy, Leeds ^
  • 11th O2 Apollo, Manchster ^
  • 13th Roundhouse, London ^
  • 14th Roundhouse, London  ^
  • 20th Civic Hall, Wolverhampton ^

December

  • 13th O2 Academy 2, Sheffield

January

  • 27th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • 30th Electric Ballroom, London
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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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