Label: Electronic Sound
Format: Magazine+7" White
*In process of stocking* The new Sleaford Mods album, 'UK Grim', finds frontman Jason Williamson reaching fresh heights of rage at the world around him. His cohort Andrew Fearn is on fire too, creating an intense musical backdrop of barbed electronics and driving beats. The pair talk about the album in our hugely entertaining interview with them, which also takes in subjects ranging from free market capitalism to rockery mantelpieces by way of The Haçienda, King Kong and TikTok. Or “dogshit” as Jason calls the popular social media platform. Oh yes, we had better warn you there's a spectacular amount of swearing in the Sleaford Mods article.
As well as our cover story, we also speak with Adi Newton following the release of the first Clock DVA studio album for 30 years and ask Alexander Tucker about his posthumous collaboration with Keith Collins, Derek Jarman’s long-time partner. Our other features this issue include Ben Frost, Andy Votel, and a double-bubbler with Castles In Space artists Polypores and Field Lines Cartographer. Plus, of course, we've our usual regulars and columns, with David Bowie, Lemon Jelly and Eyeless In Gaza in the spotlight. Did you know that Bowie wrote for an art magazine in the 1990s, interviewing the likes of Tracey Emin and Jeff Koons? Read all about it in Electronic Sound!
This month's bundle edition includes an exclusive white vinyl seven-inch featuring a brand new and previously unreleased Sleaford Mods track. With its heavy electronic backdrop, fuelled by a relentlessly nagging bass synth, 'The Violent Economy' has Jason Williamson railing against “tossers who think they’re cool” and the dog-eat-dog world we live in. Flip the record over for 'Full Moon', a beautifully wonky instrumental track by Mods' music man Andrew Fearn under the name Extnddntwrk. Despite producing more than 20 albums as Extnddntwrk, this is only the second time Fearn's solo work has appeared on vinyl.