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
04. Messy Anywhere
05. Time Sands
07. Drayton Manored
08. Carlton Touts
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