Sleaford Mods return to Brum this month!

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Who doesn’t like a rant? Most of us think we’re pretty good at putting the world to rights, at condemning the state of modern Britain and waxing lyrical about current levels of unemployment, working for pitiful salaries, paying taxes to an incompetent government and what a disgrace modern pop-culture is. We’re wrong. The fact is, none of us actually come close to the verbal onslaught of Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods.

Back in cold, dark February the Birmingham Live! team were at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath to witness first hand Jason’s punk-fueled tirade, set to the hip hop and electronica backdrop provided by his partner in crime Andrew Fearne, and put short… we were blown away!

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Since we last saw them, they’ve collaborated with the likes of the Prodigy and Leftfield, and feature on tracks from each band’s 2015 album releases.

Big names really aren’t what Sleaford Mods are about though and in order to appreciate their gritty social critique, they need to be seen live. Alongside the impeccably vicious delivery of thought provoking lyrics, their stage presence is something else, oscillating from cold, hard, uncomfortable stares to moments of almost slapstick comedy.

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We said in our previous review that no one should pass up the opportunity to catch these guys next time they were in town, and the lads from Nottingham have given us all the chance by coming back to play the main room of the Institute on September 29th.

Get one of the few remaining tickets, you wont be disappointed.

Preview and photographs: Steve Kilmister

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