"I think they're a pile of shit. They're doing my pose in photos, ripping us off. We met them at Beacons festival [in Yorkshire] last year and they asked if me and Andrew [Fearn, bandmate] would be interested in writing something for the album, and I said no. They looked like a [mid-'80s jazz pop outfit] Matt Bianco sort of thing, and now they're trying to play this working class game. I think they're fucking appalling."
Following hot on the heels of Lee Adcock's slating of their album on Drowned In Sound, Slaves have now been comprehensively blasted by Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson. I don't really see the copycat element myself - Williamson and Fearn are in a completely different league altogether.