Sleaford Mods Announce More Uk Grim
Sleaford Mods are getting ready for some of their biggest ever UK and European dates this year. To celebrate the shows, the duo are releasing a new six track EP entitled More UK Grim, which will drop on October 20th via Rough Trade Records.
Recorded at the same time as their acclaimed 2023 album, UK Grim, the freshly released songs not only continue Andrew Fearn and Jason Williamson’s current dancefloor dominance, but with a mix of insight and wit, outrage and compassion, they critique and celebrate our turbulent times.
Lead single Big Pharma, shares a ‘take no prisoners’ lyrical approach with the band’s recent album as it casts a doubtful eye down the ‘truther’ wormhole, although entwined around a slinky bass riff the track confirms the two-piece at their most dexterous musically.
The track was written in the opening chapters of autumn 2022 when Covid kicked in again. It carries a lot of the normal Sleaford Mods absurdism but also looks at the ongoing fascination with trying to find truths in information wholly pushed by very questionable people,” explains Jason Williamson.
“The term ‘Big Pharma’ has been uprooted from its original place, one that rightly threw critique at the pharmaceutical industry as it produced more and more products that would ruin lives on a mass scale. Instead now, Big Pharma is more familiar as a term used by right wing and industrial groups trying to mask the financial aims of their arguments with some kind of critical thinking panache-type legitimacy. It just feels wrong. It feeds on hopelessness, widespread fear and generations of unfettered misinformation linked to the limited critical perception we as the masses are burdened with.”
Williamson adds that Sleaford Mods’ song does not excuse those peddling the terms as part of some sort of faceless political/industrial complex, as it also pokes fun at keyboard warriors who really should engage their own brains before posting. “There has to be lots of personal responsibility held to account too,” he suggests. “Recently Big Pharma has been adopted by the anti trans movement, so you can see that high performance bigotry and personal financial interest are never too far away. Much like the next version of the latest smart phone, the features are largely the same.”
More UK Grim EP
Rough Trade Records
Under The Rules
My 18hr Girdle
Old Nottz (Alt mix)
EU TOUR DATES
14 th Oct – Holland – Utrecht – Tivoli Veredenburg
15 th Oct – Belgium – Antwerp – De Roma (SOLD OUT)
16 th Oct – Germany – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
18 th Oct – Germany – Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria
19 th Oct – Germany – Hamburg – Grobke Freilheit
21 Oct – Germany – Berlin – Columbiahalle (SOLD OUT)
24 th Oct – Germany – Leipzig – Taubchenthal
25 th Oct – Czech Republic – Prague – Troxy
26 th Oct – Austria – Vienna – Gasometer
28 th Oct – Germany – Munich – Tonhalle
29 th Oct – Switzerland – Zurich – XTRA
1 st Nov – Spain – Barcelona – Sala Apolo
3rd Nov – Spain – Madrid – La Riviera
5th Nov – France – Bordeaux – Le Krakatoa
6th Nov – France – Nantes – Stereolux (SOLD OUT)
7 th Nov – Paris – Paris – Bataclan (SOLD OUT)
UK TOUR DATES
22nd – Nov – Birmingham – O2 Academy
23rd – Nov – Glasgow – 02 Academy
25th – Nov – Dublin – Academy (SOLD OUT)
28th – Nov – Leeds – Academy
29th – Nov – Manchester – Victoria Warehouse
30th – Nov – Bristol – 02 Academy (SOLD OUT)
2nd – Dec – London – Alexandra Palace
Pre-order More UK Grim by Sleaford Mods HERE
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