Sleaford Mods share video for new song “B.H.S.” — watch

In which the post-punk duo bashes money-grubbing corporate executives


    On March 3rd, post-punk outfit Sleaford Mods will let loose their latest album, English Tapas. The 12-track effort, their first for Rough Trade Records, follows 2015’s Key Markets, an LP that received high praise from fans as well as rock legends like Iggy Pop.

    According to the English two-piece of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn, the upcoming collection’s title takes its name from a pub menu. “Andrew walked into some random pub and saw ‘English Tapas’ scrawled on the menu board,” Williamson explained in a statement. “Underneath this beautiful coupling of words were its components: ‘Half a scotch egg, cup of chips, pickle and a mini pork pie.’ It says everything about this fucking place. It’s comedy, it’s make do, it’s ignorant and above all, it’s shit.”

    Our first preview of the album comes today with lead single “B.H.S.” Here, Sleaford Mods unabashedly condemn the actions of Sir Philip Green, a company chairman whose shuttering of UK department store chain British Home Stores resulted in thousands of lost jobs and pension funds. “Buy a company, run it down, take the money, fuck the workers, it’s legal,” Williamson says of the song.


    Check it out below via its accompanying music video.

    English Tapas Tracklist:
    01. Army Nights
    02. Just Like We Do
    03. Moptop
    04. Messy Anywhere
    05. Time Sands
    06. Snout
    07. Drayton Manored
    08. Carlton Touts
    09. Cuddly
    10. Dull
    11. B.H.S.
    12. I Feel So Wrong

    In support of the new LP, Sleaford Mods are scheduled to tour North America for the very first time.


    Sleaford Mods 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    04/01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    04/03 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
    04/05 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
    04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
    04/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
    05/06 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
    05/08 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
    05/10 – Munich, DE @ Freiheiz
    05/11 – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus
    05/12 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
    05/14 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
    05/26 – Luzern, CH @ Sudpol
    05/27 – Milan, IT @ Santeria Social Club
    05/28 – Turin, IT @ Spazio 211
    05/30 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv Club
    05/31 – Rome, IT @ Monk Club
    05/31-06/04 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/08-10 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound