Sleaford Mods Talk "T.C.R."
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:38:47
Since their self-titled debut album, Sleaford Mods secured a name for themselves as an outfit of sometimes aggressive, sometimes obscene, always poetic, and always honest electro-punk hip hop. If their impact was not immediate the road to broader notoriety served them well - the years of touring small venues and developing a direct approach to lyrical dispatch nurtured the abilities of lyricist Jason Williamson and producer of beats Andrew Fearn. When their breakout album, Key Markets, dropped in 2015 they were praised for their approach to pure punk energy, and tagged as being unstoppable.
Currently on tour in the UK, Sleaford Mods will soon take their show on the road to Europe, before visiting North American shores in the new year. Their bare knuckle approach to social issues, and parred down live shows share an energy that is as contagious as hip hop and as vital as punk. Simply put, they are a force to be reckoned with.
ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann caught up with Jason Williamson ahead of a show at the band's hometown of Nottingham at the legendary Rock City venue, to discuss the powers that be, the urgency of creative emotion and how to find beauty when surrounded by the constant reminders of struggle.
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