Sleaford Mods: ”Divide And Exit’ changed our life course’

Duo are featured in NME's Top 50 albums of the year

Sleaford Mods have said that their latest album ‘Divide And Exit’ is the “most important” release in their history.

The Nottingham based duo released their latest album in April. The album features in NME’s Top 50 Albums of The Year.

Speaking in this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands and available digitally now, frontman Jason Williamson explains how he and the other half of Sleaford Mods, producer Andrew Fearn, wrote their single ‘Tied Up In Nottz’ and explains what the success of the last year has meant to them.

On ‘Tied Up In Nottz’, he says: “After one unremarkable evening in September last year we accidentally wrote ‘Tied Up In Nottz’ at Andrew’s flat. At the time it was just ‘alright’ but it became clear the following day that we had stumbled on a right tune. I wrote most of the lyrics in a bar in Berlin and Andrew huddled in the corner laughing at the odd sentence or two.”

Meanwhile, talking about the changes that 2014 has brought, he adds: “‘Divide And Exit’ changed our life course. It got me out of work, it connected with thousands of people all over the place and because of that I view it as the most important release in the band’s history.”

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