Sleaford Mods Announce UK Grim LP
Sleaford Mods have announced their new LP UK Grim will drop via Rough Trade Records on March 10, 2023. The video for lead track “Uk Grim” is directed by British Collage Artist and Satirist Cold War Steve, who has created a series of original savage yet satirical artworks for the collaboration. This is his debut music video and debut animation having previously illustrated covers for Time Magazine & The New Statesman.
Jason Williamson‘s words invoke, but also thanks to the innovative and immersive production of Andrew Fearn, which on this release has seen the pair collaborate on songs with Jane’s Addiction’s creative powerhouse, Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro, and with Florence Shaw, the distinct and vital voice at the heart of British band Dry Cleaning.
Speaking of the forces that have triggered the poetic protest at the heart of this record, as with their musical forebears like The Clash or The Jam, Sleaford Mods reveal that the outrage they feel is underscored by love for the people and places around them, making ‘UK GRIM’ as much a celebration of individuals and the idealists as it is an attack on ruling classes who pursue their own self-serving agendas with increasing desperation.
“Maybe we are proud of the country. Maybe we are proud to be English,” explains Williamson. “Maybe I’m proud of the horrible grey streets and the shit weather and the stupid fashions I find myself investing in. It’s just that the English we’re proud of being is absolutely nothing like the English the authorities want to try and promote.”
Two special live shows have been planned to accompany UK GRIM’s release, which fans can access by purchasing the record. Sleaford Mods will play Nottingham Rock City on 14 March and then Pryzm in London in conjunction with record shop Banquet a day later on 15 March.
Rough Trade Records
Force 10 From Navarone – Ft. Florence Shaw
On The Ground
Right Wing Beast
Smash Each Other Up
So Trendy – Ft. Perry Farrell & Dave Navarro
Pit 2 Pit
Apart From You
Rhythms Of Class
Pre-order UK Grim by Sleaford Mods HERE
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