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Austerity Dogs

Austerity Dogs

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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. Hard not to like the whole album as it is a stinging wake up and listen slap, that makes a change from pseudo tough nut bands. The inner is sleeve is just plain black paper - not laminated (replaced with an archival quality anti-static sleeve). And judging by the all out assault that he's crafted with the Moth, he must have been a very bad boy indeed.

A band just as comfortable sharing the Temples festival bill with the likes of Electric Wizard and Neurosis as they are alongside Nick Cave, Iggy Pop and Deborah Harry on the forthcoming Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions album 'Axels And Sockets'.It all sounds mundane and coarse, but that is the charm and also it serves a colossal purpose; it encapsulates the imagery and environment of working class Britain and fuses with Williamson’s impassioned, irate vocal rants about Boris Johnson and Gordon Brown being ‘wankers’ on the track ‘My Jampandy’. A turbulent brew with just as much 60s garage rock bite, head-spinning psychedelia and '1991-The-Year-That-Punk-Broke' grit to offer as Vinum Sabbathi riffage. This lends the record an uncomfortable cubism – a hotchpotch of half-remembered impressions from the night before coming into relief through the hangover's haze: a disorienting miasma of contemporary bullshit. Similarly, if you need to hear singing, or guitars, or pretty much anything that resembles 'normal' music then forget it.

Vinyl is very thin and flimsy and came out the shrinkwrap with a slight warp and "scrunch" on the runout of side 1. In her book Revolting Subjects, the sociologist Imogen Tyler shows how tabloid hate figures (the poor, immigrants, Roma, single mums, etc) aren't simply 'abject' but are produced as such: forced to live in squalor and then, as that squalor takes effect, demonised by the press and bourgeois small-mindedness/self-interest. They're also a big part of the burgeoning Leeds heavy rock scene alongside Pulled Apart By Horses, Kong, Hawk Eyes and Gentlemen's Pistols, it looks like it's about to break.The subjects of the lyrics usually focus around modern working life, unemployment, the criticism of celebrities and just working class banter. Closer listening (to Jason Williamson’s lyrics), reveals wit and humour in abundance mixed with clever word play - a harsh realistic ‘tails’ to Shaun Ryder’s hedonistic ‘heads’. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Because some of us are obstinate, stubborn and true to what we believe, regardless of whether it may be palatable to the masses (or even to the talented, active musicians that earn a small crust here in t'Towers).

My Jampandy' loops a two-note bassline for its entire duration; 'Showboat''s riff is like Skrillex if someone pinched his LFOs. Inevitably, Sleaford Mods have gained comparisons with Nottingham's favourite anti-hero Arthur Seaton (indeed, Williamson has played Seaton in a Saturday Night Sunday Morning-inspired event and the video for new single 'Mr. Due to inventory and accounting purposes, we do not exchange items received for different items than originally purchased.If heavy metal and techno were informed by the heavy machinery of fordist production, Sleaford Mods replicate the drudgery at the bottom end of the postfordist food chain. This sounds like the nightmare of the real, boring, relentless revolution that Thatcher instigated and Cameron sweats awake to. Austerity Dogs is the 6th album by Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods, but it’s the one that got them noticed.

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