"Generally speaking, as long as it's funny as well as bleak, that's what we're after. And immediate - that's really important, to give an impression of the here and now. Because we're living in such horrible times at the moment, it really does need communicating. I feel like singing about frivolous things like romance at the minute, there's a time and place, and it's not now."
Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson, talking to Loud And Quiet with the release of new album English Tapas imminent.
Despite all the attention and critical acclaim, and despite a bullish (and justifiable) belief that "we're still one of the most interesting bands around", Williamson is clearly sensitive to the precariousness of their position - the fact that it might not last, the danger of repeating themselves or slipping into self-parody (Noel Gallagher's comment that he just rants about fried chicken evidently rankled). As you might expect, he's also somewhat uncomfortable with being famous and being recognised in the street.
I'm not quite sure what's going on with his love of tweed, though. You'd think he wouldn't want to have anything at all in common with Paul Nuttall...