IN THE month they release their new album, Eton Alive, Sleaford Mods will be back in Galway to play the Róisín Dubh, giving the public a taste of just what to expect from that new record.
Politically charged and uncompromisingly direct, Sleaford Mods - Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn - have won acclaim for their mix of punk, electronica, hip hop, and indie rock, coupled with lyrics dealing with the realities of life for people in working class Britain. The Times called them “a poetic blast of classic rage”; MOJO declared them an "unrivalled feast for the mind"; while even the Tory friendly Daily Telegraph praised them as "something potent, original and unique".
The duo's fifth studio album, Eton Alive, will be released in February, via their newly formed label Extreme Eating. Jason Williamson describes the album thus: “Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which, depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable."