Sleaford Mods / English Tapas
Album: English Tapas   Collection:General
Artist:Sleaford Mods   Added:Mar 2017
Label:Rough Trade Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-03-28 Pull Date: 2017-05-30
Week Ending: May 28 Apr 16 Apr 9 Apr 2
Airplays: 2 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 22, 2019: Magnetized Toner
Drayton Manor
4. May 23, 2017: Magnetized Toner
2. Jan 16, 2018: Magnetized Toner: Best of 2017 (Part 3)
5. Apr 12, 2017: Brownian Motion
3. May 27, 2017: Music Casserole
Messy Anywhere
6. Apr 05, 2017: Brownian Motion
Messy Anywhere

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-03-20
Sleaford Mods
English Tapas
(Rough Trade Records)
Reviewed by BravoMarco

Hard working & repetitive splendor from the Nottingham area of the UK. This is protest music for a new generation. Listen up! Uncompromising duo with hard-hitting salvo after salvo espousing real life woes. Spit fire lyrics angrily going to work over the drum machine, thumping bass & synth. Full of slang & very English references, although the messages will resonate with most. This may not be for everyone, give it a listen though, even if many of the tracks are only playable during safe harbor (some of them, even then maybe not)

Like: John Cooper Clarke, The Fall, Crass (for the venom) & the Marine Girls – not really, they just both share that bare bones magic.

All good – Give the track a play first, before playing on air.
*FCC’s – Fucking fucks all over the fucking place…1,3,4,5,6,8,11,12

1) *Army Nights (3.03) Tales of boys on the town. Softer chorus among the abrasive style.
2) BHS (3.48) Bit “March Violets” drum machine style. BHS – is a store similar to Sears in the US, it went out of business and the track is for the Chairman.
3) *Carlton Touts (2.53) Here we go…Hypnotic background under the abuse.
4) *Cuddly (3.44) “I had an organic chicken it was shit” What more can you say…
5) *Drayton Manored (3.36) 80’s electro pop dedicated to a trip to the local corner shop amongst other things.
6) *Dull (2.42) Angry. Reminds me of ‘The Mob’ bassline. Great track, might not be playable during the evening, not sure.
7) I Feel So Wrong (3.11) More assessable, even Indy pop-ish.
8) *Just Like We Do (2.55) Head nodding abuse.
9) Messy Anywhere (3.13) Slower paced with a nice steady beat. The one to play during the day.
10) Moptop (2.38) Upbeat & catchy.
11) *Snout (2.44) Easy…Not really playable on the radio, but give it a listen.
12) *Time Sands (3.10) Great laid back smooth sounds takes over this one; an instrumental would have been ideal.

Track Listing
1. Army Nights   7. I Feel So Wrong
2. B.H.S.   8. Just Like We Do
3. Carlton Touts   9. Messy Anywhere
4. Cuddly   10. Moptop
5. Drayton Manor   11. Snout
6. Dull   12. Time Sands