What does Drowned in sound make of these guys?
They're like Devvo but less funny.
These guys won Norman records album of the year 2013. Well deserved
been doing the same thing for five or six years now. started getting on noise lineups a couple years ago.
supported him four years ago and have seen him 10ish times since. always a great live show, and he's a very intelligent guy. not a gimmick either, although i guess it will soon be marketed as one.
I love the vocals, delivery and all that but fuck me the music behind it all has taken some getting use to. When I'm not in the mood for it, it sounds like a shit bedroom impression of Le Tigre or some DFA shite. It really put me off at first but I'm coming on board with it now becuase the vocals are so good and it works pretty well. Just waiting on the new album to jump on board really becuase I don't know which on to grab off the bandcamp.
or has. that'll be a good start.
he seems a lot more politically focussed than he used to be. used to just be pure rage.
he sounds legit angry which you don't get much in music these days. He was posting some grime on twitter too so I'm on board with that kind of behaviour.
There is a singles comp on the bandcamp right now: http://sleafordmods.bandcamp.com/ New album in a few weeks too I think.
I'd actually recommend Austerity Dogs as a starting point. It was (semi) marketed as an album but it's actually a collection of tracks from earlier releases on micro-labels. It's solid gold from start to finish.
if it had been invented by that dodgy bloke down your local who you try to avoid making eye-contact with.
I'd almost given up on the UK music scene producing a genuine angry voice again. Most supposedly independent British bands these days are completely uninterested in saying anything about people's actual lives - most of them are too young and too privileged to have anything to say anyway.
Sleaford Mods are fierce, funny and absolutely brilliant.
but slightly less engaging and interesting.
hasn't given me the impression he does jokes and I kind of get a youth support worker vibe from him. so I guess you could say I find him less engaging and interesting than Sleaford Mods. there is probably more going on in the music, that said, not that I really prize complexity here
yeah, i should've mentioned that i've only heard one sleaford mods song and this was very much a knee-jerk response.
but I've always got a similar feeling about Sleaford Mods too - like they're the weekend project of Stewart Lee's 'trendy teacher' character.
he'd been doing it for years before anyone picked up on it and people only have due to him getting on different lineups in nottingham and then touring artists inviting him to their cities. people are probably gonna think its a show if they pick up on him from the nme but it couldnt be further from the truth.
but again, it's just a feeling that I've always had about this project of Williamson's.
saw them at Hare & Hounds in Brum a month or so ago. Very very good indeed. Swearing is big AND clever.
See especially Fizzy
at the end of September.
but I find it incredibly compelling listening. Really puts a smile on my face, I agree that it has some excellent swearing. Top drawer stuff.
anyone remember him?
I'm seeing em in Brighton this Saturday. hoping for a cathartic experience
pitman pretending to be mike skinner doing a version of mark e smith taking the piss out of james murphy.
works for me.
old bastard having a moan about how much Britpop annoys him.
old bastard having a moan abut how much Britpop annoys him.
Old bastard having a moan about how some other miserable old bastard having a moan about how much Britpop annoys him is the worse thing he can think of.
's good, that.
and the writer is trying a bit hard with all the swearing, but another well written piece in general;