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Sleaford Mods hit out at the Mercury Prize for charging entry fee

Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson has attacked the Mercury Prize over their policy of charging musicians an entrance fee in order to be considered. Read More: The Mercury Prize 2019: from The 1975 to Little Simz, let’s have a look at the nominees’ chances "We didn’t enter the mercury," he said in a now-deleted tweet. "You have to enter it with a...

Sleaford Mods respond after being asked to perform at “white people” celebration event

Sleaford Mods live at the Koko in Camden
Sleaford Mods have answered a request for them to play at an event that "celebrates everything that's great about white people". The Nottingham duo, who released their fifth album 'Eton Alive' in February, shared a screenshot via their Twitter of the message sent by an unknown user. The group's sardonic response reads: "Yea, we’re washing us hair mate." https://twitter.com/sleafordmods/status/1146785338263769088 The person inviting...

Glastonbury 2019 secret sets: Who’s confirmed, and who’s rumoured to be playing?

The crowd at the Park Stage for Pulp's secret Glastonbury set, 2011
Oh, the beloved Glasto secret set. It starts with a swirl of rumours, then there’s a surge of excitement and then, more often than not, it peters out with the crushing disappointment of not actually happening. Apart from sometimes it does happen! We had The Last Shadow Puppets turning up in 2008, where Alex and Miles were joined by Jack White...

Sleaford Mods to play special guest slot at Glastonbury’s Shangri-La

Sleaford Mods with Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn perform at the Academy on March 15,, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom
Sleaford Mods have been announced to play The Truth Stage at Glastonbury's Shangri-La. The duo's set kicks off at 10.30pm this Saturday (June 29) inside the festival's after-hours nirvana. Read more: Pack your suncream: Glastonbury 2019 could be the hottest on record"Get there early to join the madness," a note sent by Glastonbury's official Twitter account read today (June 25). https://twitter.com/ShangrilaGlasto/status/1143557306715652096 The Mods'...

Stewart Lee to open for Sleaford Mods at their huge London gig this autumn

Comedian Stewart Lee will be opening for Sleaford Mods at their huge London show this November. Read More: Sleaford Mods – ‘Eton Alive’ review Lee, who is currently developing his latest stage show, has previously spoken about his love of the Nottingham duo who appeared at ATP 2.0, which Lee curated. Interviewing the band in NME back in 2014, Lee wrote: "Despite thirty-three years...

Sleaford Mods speak out after female fan reportedly groped at show

Sleaford Mods have spoken out after a fan was sexually assaulted at one of their shows
Sleaford Mods have spoken out to condemn the alleged sexual assault of a female fan at a recent show. The Nottingham punk duo were performing at The O2 Academy in Bristol on Saturday April 6 in support of their acclaimed 2019 album 'Eton Alive' when the incident took place. They soon took to social media to declare that such behaviour...

IDLES’ Joe Talbot on Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson: “What the fuck is wrong with this guy?”

IDLES have hit back at Sleaford Mods, after the Nottingham duo recently accused them of class appropriation. Back in February, Sleaford Mods' frontman Jason Williamson questioned IDLES' authenticity – who said he was "offended" by them for appropriating a "working class voice" and described their music's approach to politics as "cliched, patronising, insulting and mediocre". Now, IDLES' Joe Talbot has denied...

IDLES respond to Sleaford Mods beef: “There’s no authenticity in just being a prick to everyone”

Idles respond sleaford mods beef
IDLES have responded to the Sleaford Mods beef that saw Jason Williamson accuse the Bristol punks of ‘class appropriation’. Speaking out last month, Williamson said that although he "quite liked" IDLES' 2017 album Brutalism, some of its lyrics ended up offending him. “It wasn’t my kind of music but I liked some of it – it was catchy,” said Williamson. “And...

Sleaford Mods on beefing with IDLES, hating The Brit Awards, loving Drake and the sheer joy of making cakes

Sleaford Mods
Nottingham electropunk duo Sleaford Mods, made up of ranting frontman Jason Williamson and producer Andrew Fearn, once released a track with the lyrics: "Try scrolling down the website of the NME, without laughing / I'll give you ten quid if you can keep a straight face." But we're not bitter, so we put it behind us. As they release excellent fifth album...