Times like these require a band like Sleaford Mods. Except, of course, there are no other bands like Sleaford Mods.
Polemical frontman Jason Williamson and dexterous producer Andrew Fearn kick against the pricks with unrivalled bite and wit, railing against hypocrisy, inequality and apathy with their inimitable, scabrous sense of humour. Their astonishing 6th album 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.
In fact, Sleaford Mods are so plugged into the zeitgeist that attention-grabbing new song Shortcummings was written five months before shamed political adviser Dominic Cummings embarked on his infamous trip to Barnard Castle. ‘I could see some things developing; I got quite interested in what he was about,’ says Jason, adding that the song deals with ‘the disorientation being caused by his ideologies’.