- 04 Apr 17
It took numerous albums and over a decade of hard graft for cult Nottingham duo SLEAFORD MODS to finally start making a living from music. They’re now signed to Rough Trade, and Iggy Pop is a major fan, but acerbic vocalist Jason Williamson still isn’t happy…
Jason Williamson of cult UK act Sleaford Mods is explaining why the abrasive musical duo decided to title their new album English Tapas.
“It was Andrew [Fearn],” he says in his strong Nottingham accent. “He saw it on a menu board in a pub and we just thought it was funny. My experience of tapas is a small plate with quite high-quality stuff. And this English version was just Scotch eggs and chips. It made us laugh so we thought it was kind of a perfect title, really.”
Having toiled away for more than a decade, releasing nine albums on various indie labels and gigging in dives the length and breadth of the UK, things are finally looking up for Williamson and Fearne. Iggy Pop has described them as “undoubtedly, absolutely, definitely the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.” Even so, recently signed to Rough Trade, the pair could only afford to finally quit their day jobs two years ago.