Friday, January 03, 2020

"Our crutch and our beacon"

Sleaford Mods: the band of the last decade? It's a grand claim, but one that I think is justified. Louder Than War's Simon Tucker has certainly made a good fist of it, highlighting the pair's commitment to kicking back against austerity (both on record and on tour) and Jason Williamson's way with words and ability to "spit[] out the truth all surrealist and brutal" without resorting to "lazy sloganeering or obvious self-righteousness". Sure, they divide opinions - but most importantly they provoke a reaction.

And another thing: having seen them in Oxford in 2015 and in Cardiff in April, I can well imagine that seeing them in the cramped confines of the Moon must have been very special indeed.

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