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SLEAFORD MODS hail from Lincolnshire in England and are Jason Williamson (lyrics and vocals) and Andrew Fearn (music). That could have been the theme tune to my favourite cartoon or the music that was in the charts… Abba, Dr Hook or the Osmonds. Jason Williamson: I left school when I was kicked out in April 1987, and it was terrible. Williamson then jumps off the stage and into the photography pit to high-five front-row fans who have been screeching Sleaford Mods lyrics back in his face all night. Sleaford Mods are an English electronic punk music duo formed in 2007 in Nottingham.The band features vocalist Jason Williamson and, since 2012, musician Andrew Fearn.They are known for their abrasive, minimalist musical style and embittered explorations of austerity-era Britain, culture, and working class life, delivered in Williamson's East Midlands accent. Why would you want to play the same chord sequence that Lennon and McCartney did?” Williamson does, however, have residual sympathy left for those who do. At 43, Williamson is the same age as Gary Barlow – a dried-up husk of a man compared against Williamson’s zesty passion for words and music. Andrew Fearn makes the beats – usually simple loops of drum-heavy garage rock. It’s a surprisingly cheery statement from Jason Williamson. As they put it, they make ‘electronic munt minimalist punk-hop rants for the working class and under’. I wanted to strike away from it. What I discovered to be my real interest was music. Sleaford Mods are on the cover of Loud And Quiet 144, Sleaford Mods are a class act in every way, Sleaford Mods: Midnight Chats – Episode 65. Journos have compared the duo to a ludicrous list of people: from great English satirists like William Hogarth and James Gillray to (oddly) David Brent. I was a little bit suspicious of it all. March 27, 2016 by Grantham Matters Leave a Comment. Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods Photo: Gareth Shute The barrel-chested man in his late forties bellows into a microphone: “F*CK OFF TWAT!” To his right, a lanky fellow of a similar age hovers behind a laptop, bopping along to an angular beat and beaming at his bandmate’s antics. Famously acclaimed by Iggy Pop as “undoubtedly, absolutely, definitely the world's greatest rock n roll band,” Sleaford Mods are a group like none other. Sleaford Mods founder Jason Williamson’s attitude to popular music is summed up in the 2017 documentary about the band, Bunch of Kunst. You had to tow the line and wear a trilby and pretend you were born in the East End. I probably wouldn’t have gotten out. © 2020 Time Out England Limited and affiliated companies owned by Time Out Group Plc. Someone else’s idea has been hijacked enough, hasn’t it? Thanks for subscribing! As you can imagine, it was very white, kind of right wing – the perfect kind of Brexit town, if you know what I mean. I remember filling out an application for an engineering firm in Grantham and just thinking no, this is not me. Williamson’s superbly gobby nature has the potential to turn him into a media cause célèbre, which would be a shame if it took attention away from the band. We already have this email. Call them minimalist agit-rock, beat-based political punk, or…don’t, but what you can’t call Sleaford Mods is half-arsed. Sleaford Mods are complicated like Brutalist architecture. UK electronic punks Sleaford Mods are heading to Aotearoa for the very first time this coming February, to play a one-off headline event at Auckland's The Powerstation. I had this idea that I wanted to be healthy and not just walk around and get boozed up and get tattoos like all my mates did. Jason Williamson (b1970) JASON Williamson has music in his genes. The British punk-hop duo Sleaford Mods are really a trio: vocalist Jason Williamson, producer/professional button-pusher Andrew Fearn, and Williamson’s water bottle. Sleaford Mods are heading to Australia this March, 13 years after they first hit the scene in the UK; following much critical acclaim and a storied journey, Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn finally hit our shores for the first time.I caught up with Jason on the phone recently and this is how our short chat went. There was a big Asian community, but no Afro-Caribbean community or Jamaican community, or anything like that. Jason Williamson and Tor Marie. Combining the revolutionary fury of punk and hip-hop with the bleakness of austerity-era Great Britain, Sleaford Mods capture the spirit of their time with blunt eloquence. Sleaford Mods are a genre melding musical duo hailing from Nottingham, England. I mean, what do you do? I moved back to Nottingham were it was cheaper to live and formed a kind of Small Faces, RnB band with me playing guitar and singing, but I got bored of that. That put me off. All photographs by Duncan Stafford The hottest day of the year, and I'm on a train, halfway up England, still with that chilly, dispiriting sense of two nations, two different worlds. They say they’re punk but punk was built on blood and sweat. Why would you want to play the same chord sequence that Lennon and McCartney did?” Williamson does, however, have residual sympathy left for those who do. Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods, Glastonbury Festival, 2019 Williamson (born 10 November 1970 in Grantham, Lincolnshire) grew up in Grantham. That could have been the theme tune to my favourite cartoon or the music that was in the charts… Abba, Dr Hook or the Osmonds. That’s why I viewed acting as the easiest exit from the realities of life in a small town, which obviously I was wrong about. It’s the same impulse that makes Russell Brand use words like ‘didactic’ on ‘Newsnight’. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions. Jason Williamson: I left school when I was kicked out in April 1987, and it was terrible. Tweet; Louder Than War made Sleaford Mods Band of the Decade in 2019 as well as voting English Tapas the number one album of 2017 and Eton Alive one of the top albums in 2019, so it’s a long love affair between Louder Than War and the band. Armed on stage with only a microphone and a laptop the pair lash the crowd with blistering sets of anger, energy and a wicked sense of humour. Time Out is a registered trademark of Time Out Digital Limited. Overview ↓ Biography … Don’t let the ‘Mods’ part fool you: they aren’t tight-suited dandies. **SOLD OUT** Last few copies of the numbered 1st edition of Jason's new book 'Jason Williamson's House Party' available ere > www.bracketpress.co.uk My friends were into some of the late ’80s funk that was really interesting, but I took it further. I wouldn’t drink either – I’d drink water for some reason, I don’t know why. The Sleaford Mods M.O. I didn’t see music as an escape until later. Photograph: Maria Jefferis/Redferns © LOUD AND QUIET 2020. F **king horrible.” In the world of Jason Williamson, the vocal half of Sleaford Mods, these two words belong together.He uses them to describe a lot of things. Sleaford Mods' Andrew Fearn (left) and Jason Williamson, touring Australia next month. Famously acclaimed by Iggy Pop as “undoubtedly, absolutely, definitely the world's greatest rock n roll band,” Sleaford Mods are a group like none other. The Sleaford Mods Watch Themselves Play a Pub in ‘Second’ Video Frontman Jason Williamson also talks music in the age of COVID-19 His latest film, a new interpretation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, even features a blink-and-you-will-miss-it appearance from Williamson. Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson recalls his time as a 16-year-old. Jason Williamson on the Sleaford Mods’ musical influences “Even at five or six, I started taking music seriously. Williamson, Jason – Half of Sleaford Mods. “Young people are signing major record deals and they just sing about love,” he says. They are a band like no other. Credit: Thomas Jackson / TyneSight Photographic. – Jason Williamson, Sleaford Mods “I think that is the driving force… it has to be the driving force behind any musician. Share This Article. That roughly translates as having touches of The Streets, Shaun Ryder’s foghorn and Mark E Smith’s way with a vivid non sequitur. There’s a bit of a smile to it, though the core, dour content is instantly recognizable with anyone with a passing understanding of Sleaford Mods. But perhaps the most surprising was Sleaford Mods. Joe Talbot, lead singer of Idles, is taking issue with Jason Williamson, lead singer of Sleaford Mods. Each week, Q Magazine Editor Ted Kessler interviews a superstar songwriter and musician about their life and career in … If you’ve wondered where all the angry music has gone, you owe Sleaford Mods a listen. I did that for 12 months and I don’t regret that, because it taught me about factory life. Each week, Q Magazine Editor Ted Kessler interviews a superstar songwriter and musician about their life and career … All rights reserved. Jason Williamson joins Q Editor Ted Kessler to describe his journey from furious no-hoper to furious 40-something pop star with Sleaford Mods. He looks like a member of the Palace of Versailles, for fuck’s sake.’, Kasabian: ‘Fakes, complete arseholes. His father Brian Bradley, and Uncle Tony were for many years part of one of … They didn’t even go to public school. It works out to just £1 per week, to receive our next 6 issues, our 15-year anniversary zine, access to our digital editions, the L&Q brass pin, exclusive playlists, the L&Q bookmark and loads of other extras. But there’s a more remarkable quality: they’re the oldest ‘new’ band in ages. The duo have released several albums to critical acclaim. I took it up to A-Level and tried to get into a few drama schools around my early twenties, but clubbing and drugs and the usual things took hold and I kind of lost interest. Limited edition independent store-only double white vinyl includes a 16-page A5 booklet - a précis in the inimitable style of Jason Williamson - documenting Sleaford Mods inexorable rise since their inception in 2011 to the present day, together with praise from the incomparable Iggy Pop. 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