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| 16 December 2019 | Reply


Sleaford Mods have announced they’re finally making their way to Australia playing a run of headline dates and festivals through February and March 2020.

As one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking bands in music today, Sleaford Mods have been running crass but clever commentary on The People’s discontent, their five critically acclaimed albums a pre-Boris crystal ball of impending doom.

Stumbling into the music scene in 2013 at a time of political and creative austerity, their breakthrough album ‘Austerity Dogs’ surprised many and caught the moment, spearheading a punk renaissance and paving the way for a generation of new artists.

On paper it shouldn’t work. Andrew Fearn‘s functional beats, post-punk bass, cheap keyboard riffs and wafts of guitar underpin lyricist Jason Williamson as he rages against austerity-era stagnation, his anger a call-to-arms to all of us who work under a system that privileges the wealth of the few over the bare comfort of the many. The result is exhilarating, cathartic and brutally brilliant bass heavy dance floor tunes with a message that makes Sleaford Mods as vital politically as they are artistically.

On finally touring ‘down under’ Jason says, ‘After a load of grief online about not playin’ Australia, we’re finally coming. Me and Andrew are big fans of your music scene, you’ve got some quality bands breaking through so we’re lookin’ forward to it. Buzzin’!’

It’s taken years to get them here, so be sure to catch Sleaford Mods. Tickets on sale now.


Saturday 29th February 2020 – Farmer & the Owl, Wollongong NSW
Wednesday 4th March 2020 – Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Thursday 5th March 2020 – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 7th March 2020 – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith VIC
Sunday 8th March 2020 – A Festival Called Panama, Launceston TAS
Monday 9th March 2020 – WOMADelaide, Adelaide SA
Thursday 12th March 2020 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Friday 13th March 2020 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA

“Undoubtedly, absolutely, definitely the world’s greatest rock n roll band.” Iggy Pop

“Hands up who thinks Sleaford Mods are the best band in the world. The rest of you are wrong.” Steve Albini

“Daffodils for Wordsworth; Boris Johnson, baleful high street pubs and a king sized bag of Quavers for Williamson.” Loud and Quiet

“Minimal and brutal.” Uncut

“Foul-mouthed left-wing duo.” Daily Mail

“A poetic blast of classic rage.” The Times

“A currently unrivalled feast for the mind.” Mojo

“Nobody can touch Sleaford Mods right now.” Narc

“Jason Williamson’s populist fury is razor sharp.” Wire

“Something potent, original and unique.” The Telegraph

“Scalding excoriations of modern life.” The Independent

“Fierce yet killer funny, dense but never flabby, this is bile with mileage.” The Independent

“Biting humour and sharp observations of an uncomfortably recognisable contemporary Britain.” The Observer

“Anger is still the foremost energy, but there is a much richer seam of humour than they like to let on. Their set is relentlessly powerful.” The Guardian

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