I can't imagine that Sleaford Mods aka Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn are particularly thrilled by the prospect of being subjected to another round of press interviews and features - but then that's what happens when you're both prolific and consistently turning out quality records. Of the pieces to have appeared to mark the release of English Tapas a fortnight ago, two caught my eye in particular.
First, there was their guide to modern Britain, as related to the Guardian's Bernadette McNulty. The Roundhouse rightly gets a thumbs up, while there can't be too many people who are National Trust members who are fans of both Rillington Place and Consumer Electronics. Also of note, personally speaking, was that Williamson's typical day is very much like mine - childcare, soft play centres, one of an assortment of local independent coffee shops, evening gigs - except that the gigs are his own...
Meanwhile, the Quietus took the opportunity to ask Williamson to talk about the records that have inspired him - from first-wave-of-punk also-rans English Dogs to Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, Nas, Photek, Andrew Weatherall's Two Lone Swordsmen, rockabilly outfit The Meteors and (perhaps inevitably) The Streets.
(Thanks to Simon for the first link.)