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Album Of The Week: Sleaford Mods | Spare Ribs

The dynamic duo continue to prove that anger is an energy on their sixth studio set.

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anger is an energy.
johnny taught us that one way back when.
and it’s still just as true as it was then.
but a sharp tongue and a sharper wit are the real weapons.
especially when they’re wielded by sleaford mods
aka the dynamic duo of jason williamson and andrew fearn.
and on their sixth studio set spare ribs they handle them like samurai swords.
slicing and dicing with ruthless efficiency and laser focus.
and delivering another dose of political punk electro-minimalism for the pissed-off proletariat.
think these songs don’t apply to you?
you’re either deluded or part of the problem.
either way, the only fitting response comes from jason in elocution:
i wish i had the time to be a wanker just like you.
listen.
learn.
rage.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Poised to blow the cobwebs off life and unleash some much-needed wit and charm upon us, Sleaford Mods have released their astonishing sixth studio album, entitled Spare Ribs.

Recorded in lockdown in a furious three-week studio blitz at JT Soar in July, the polemical Jason Williamson and dexterous producer Andrew Fearn kick against the pricks with unrivalled bite, railing against hypocrisy, inequality and apathy with their inimitable, scabrous sense of humour. And Spare Ribs, featuring Amy Taylor of Melbourne punks Amyl and the Sniffers and the British newcomer Billy Nomates, finds the duo charged with ire at the U.K. government’s sense of entitlement, epitomized by its devil-may-care approach to the coronavirus crisis.

Commenting on the new album Jason says, “’Our lives are expendable under most governments, secondary under a system of monetary rule. We are stock if you like, parts on a shelf for the purposes of profit, discarded at any moment if fabricated or non-fabricated crisis threatens productivity. This is constant, obviously and notably in the current pandemic. The masses cannot be present in the minds of ill-fitting leaders, surely? Or else the realisation of their catastrophic management would cripple their minds. Much like the human body can still survive without a full set of ribs we are all ‘spare ribs’, preservation for capitalism, through ignorance and remote rule, available for parts.”