Sleaford Mods have delivered once more on their brand new fiery single ‘Nudge It’, a project that sees the Nottingham duo link up with Amy Taylor from Amyl and the Sniffers.
Over the last decade, nobody has been consistently offering such poignant social commentary quite like Sleaford Mods and, on ‘Nudge It’, Jason Williamson has landed the dart on bullseye as he points his gun at the faux people masquerading as something they couldn’t be further away from in reality. Williamson’s vocals are visceral, and the jagged delivery of Amy Taylor’s juxtaposes fittingly with the Sleaford Mods frontman.
‘Nudge It’ is the latest single to be taken from the duo’s forthcoming sixth record, Spare Ribs, which is set to arrive on January 15th through Rough Trade and is their first studio album since 2019 effort Eton Alive. The track follows from previous singles, ‘Mork N Mindy’, which featured Billy Nomates and Dominic Cummings’ lambasting on the exceptional ‘Shortcummings’.
Commenting on ‘Nudge It’, frontman Jason Williamson says: “Imagine you’ve got limited options, unsure how you’re getting by that week, looking out the window of the damp flat you don’t want to live in, and seeing a bunch of posers having a photo shoot because ‘cool architecture bro, we feel your pain’.
“Reduced circumstance isn’t a pantomime. If you haven’t lived within its confines don’t use it to enamour your ideas. It confuses the platform for those that truly live it and more often than not buries creative breakthroughs because the arena is polluted by the view of their world through someone else’s privileged lens. So beware the eager networkers, don’t settle for the 20p pay-out, nudge it, pop the posers. And don’t apologise for the fucker either.”
Over the last decade, Sleaford Mods have been a voice of reason that have continued to encapsulate the feeling of exasperation that millions of Britons have felt over this time which Jason Williamson has put into words over Andrew Fearn’s dexterous beats.