Sleaford Mods are releasing their 6th (proper) album on January 15th via Rough Trade.
The New Brick
Nudge It (feat. Amy Taylor)
Mork n Mindy (feat. Billy Nomates)
All Day Ticket
I Don’t Rate You
Per their press release: Recorded in lockdown in a furious three-week studio blitz at JT Soar in July, the polemical Jason Williamson and dexterous producer Andrew Fearn kick against the pricks with unrivalled bite, railing against hypocrisy, inequality and apathy with their inimitable, scabrous sense of humour. And ‘Spare Ribs’, featuring Amy Taylor of Melbourne punks Amyl and the Sniffers and the British newcomer Billy Nomates, finds the duo charged with ire at the UK Government’s sense of entitlement, epitomized by its devil-may-care approach to the coronavirus crisis. Commenting on the new album Jason says, “’Our lives are expendable under most governments, secondary under a system of monetary rule. We are stock if you like, parts on a shelf for the purposes of profit, discarded at any moment if fabricated or non-fabricated crisis threatens productivity. This is constant, obviously and notably in the current pandemic. The masses cannot be present in the minds of ill-fitting leaders, surely? Or else the realisation of their catastrophic management would cripple their minds. Much like the human body can still survive without a full set of ribs we are all ‘spare ribs’, preservation for capitalism, through ignorance and remote rule, available for parts.”
In anticipation or the album the band released the following videos:
“Mork N Mindy” feat. Billy Nomates. Directed by: Ben Wheatley. The band said that this song is the sound of the central heating and the dying smells of Sunday dinner on an estate in 1982. Concrete, dinted garages, nicotine. Where beauty mainly exists in small cracks on the shell of your imagination.
“Shortcomings” Directed by: Ian Tatham “The arrogance of the privileged generally leads to short, short, short, short, short comings in a momentary centre stage at the cost of untold human misery and exploitation of public money.”
“Nudge It” feat. Amy Taylor. Directed by: Eddie The Wheel. “Imagine you’ve got limited options, unsure how you’re getting by that week, looking out the window of the damp flat you don’t want to live in, and seeing a bunch of posers having a photo shoot because “cool architecture bro, we feel your pain”. Reduced circumstance isn’t a pantomime. If you haven’t lived within its confines don’t use it to enamour your ideas. It confuses the platform for those that truly live it and more often than not buried creative breakthroughs because the arena is polluted by the view of their world through someone else’s privileged lense. So beware the eager networkers, don’t settle for the 20p payout, nudge it, pop the posers. And don’t apologize for the fucker either.”