Sleaford Mods are simply the best band in the UK at the moment, in my extremely humble opinion.
“Big up the riots!”
They’ve been around for a while, and I missed the boat, although I remember hearing one of their songs last year about austerity and loved it, and then somehow forgot about it.
It’s hard for me not to wax lyrical too much about this band. Everything is wonderful: the basic loops of sound, the angry, vicious lupine-howl #issues - but actually, it’s hard to look past the astonishing delivery of frontman Jason Williamson.
He’s brilliant. Just watch this video of them gigging on the street outside Rough Trade. He starts by getting into a fight with a weirdo, shouting “Come on then!” as he’s led away, and then doing the most electrifyingly spasmodic performance you could imagine.
Really, when was the last time you saw a band as believable as this?