Sleaford Mods bring a touch of rebellion to the latest edition of the Release Party. The eternally surly duo accepted the invitation from ARTE Concert and interpreted the full length of their album “Eton Alive” in front of cameras.
The result: an expectedly socially critical concert with a fair amount of irritation, which also comes along with cinematographic airs and graces. In short: the boys really hit the ground running!
Every release party tells a story. The one by Sleaford Mods begins in a kebab shop: a guy wants to pay for his sandwich and realizes that he doesn’t have a penny in his pocket. He grabs the food and runs off. Since he is being followed, he escapes to a basement where S.M. are playing a concert.
In the course of the concert, the room fills with disfigured faces whose chaotic history is gradually revealed: one has just escaped from the police, another stumbles into the basement after a fight. Even rioters, who have just come from a demo, mingle with the audience…
The Sleaford Mods Release Party presents a number of special personalities who have been marked by life. It’s the ideal opportunity to rant at length against the injustices and prejudices of this world – of course to the rhythm of the album “Eton Alive”. 🙂
About Sleaford Mods
S.M. are an English post-punk music duo, formed in 2007 in Nottingham. The band features vocalist Jason Williamson and, since 2012, musician Andrew Fearn. They are known for their abrasive, minimalist musical style and embittered explorations of austerity-era Britain, culture, and working class life, delivered in Williamson’s East Midlands accent. The duo have released several albums to critical praise.
Sleaford Mods have described their work as “electronic munt minimalist punk-hop rants for the working class.” Williamson is responsible for the words, Fearn for the music..