Video of the Moment #1940: Sleaford Mods

By on Monday, 26th October 2015 at 6:00 pm

Header photo by Duncan Stafford

Nottingham post-punk and social consciousness duo Sleaford Mods – Jason Williamson (words) and Andrew Fearn (music) – released their latest album ‘Key Markets’ this past summer, named as one of the egregiously missing albums from the recently revealed 2015 Mercury Prize nominees list. However you feel about their lack of inclusion for a gong next month, the pair have a new promo video out this week for their upcoming single ‘Single Me’. I’ll leave it to Williamson to describe the song:

“‘Silly Me is about the long tunnel, the one that has no light. Another week spent walking up and down the street. The quiet tension of your living room with its shit sofa. The unconfirmed nature of ‘doing’ instead of ‘trying’.

It’s that realisation that all you have to work with is your own failure, it’s the only starting point you have and to ignore it, to dismiss the reasons why unhappiness is still haunting you is a mistake. It’s your ticket out of misery if you keep trying to confront it because eventually persistence rules. Not all the time though.

This isn’t one of those fucking smug acid jazz positivity yawns. Large numbers of people have fuck all and that won’t change. That’s horrible. ‘Silly Me’ is just one experience over Andrew’s solid, hard funk loop.”

Watch the video, which includes moments from their recent sold out and fairly priced for the people ‘Key Markets’ tour campaign. ‘Silly Me’ will be out on the 27th of November on Harbinger Sound, and ‘Key Markets’ is available now.


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