Bandicoot Promotions Presents
Headline act: SLEAFORD MODS
Ticket: 12 euro (subject to booking fee)
Advance tickets available from Plugd Records, Tobin St, Cork
Doors: 4.30pm (afternoon show)
Ph 021 4278487
Sleaford Mods started out sometime during 2006 whilst Jason Williamson was living in Nottingham. Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap. After a year of working ideas out in both the studio and in live performances, Williamson moved south and took the cause to London for a couple of years and trod the boards there for a couple of years, before returning to Nottingham in 2009.
Soon after that return he met Andrew Fearn and the Sleaford Mods became a duo. Fearn’s first work was on the production of “Wank” – the Mods’ fifth CDr album. Soon after that started stalking the stage and studio with Williamson. Andrew’s involvement meant that Jason was now able to stop creating the samples and loops that littered the early recordings and concentrate on the lyrics, whilst Andrew created numerous tunes for Jason to vent his spleen over.
Just after the release of “Wank” the duo were invited to play a three day festival. During that weekend a working relationship with Nottingham’s abstract-punk Harbinger Sound label was formed. A relationship which – a year later – resulted in the release of the “Austerity Dogs” vinyl album. This release would be followed by numerous shows around the UK and Europe, including further festival appearances. Rave reviews would start to appear in magazines as diverse as The Wire and Uncut. The album featured, and topped, many writers polls for the best records of 2013.
The new Sleaford Mods album “Divide and Exit” arrived in 2014 and has won extensive critical praise in the run up to its release date. The Prodigy also have teamed up to record a new track /collaboration with the Sleaford Mods for the new Prodigy album.