Sleaford Mods: ‘We’re not fucking communists’

The Nottingham duo speak about upcoming election and aims for their music

Sleaford Mods have spoken out about their views on the upcoming election and their intentions for their music.

The Nottingham duo have previously slammed the likes of Noel Gallagher and Kasabian for “betraying [their] roots” and saying nothing about the working class respectively, in the past. But in a new interview, they say they don’t consider themselves to be a working class band.

Speaking to the Independent, Andrew Fearn explained: “If it’s speaking to the working classes that’s great but that was not the intention.”


Frontman Jason Williamson continued: “We’re not socialists, we’re not fucking communists and we’re not Billy Bragg-ists. We’re just talking about what we’ve been through. And we’re doing it in a way that is just normal to ourselves.”

On the upcoming general election, the pair revealed they won’t be voting. Fearn cited UKIP leader Nigel Farage making himself out to be a working class man as “hilarious” and Labour leader Ed Miliband being like “something off of Wallace and Gromit… people can’t take him seriously” as part of the reason why.

David Cameron also came under fire in the interview, with Williamson saying: “He’s not intelligent, he shouldn’t be in the job. Leaders shouldn’t really exist anyway but if anybody’s going to collect a group of people together and talk to them it certainly isn’t that twat. Do you know what I mean? He’s just got no backbone. He’s a wimp.”


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