[tags]Sleaford Mods[/tags] are an English post-punk / electronic punk music duo formed in 2007 in Nottingham. The band features vocalist Jason Williamson and, since 2012, musician Andrew Fearn. They are known for their abrasive, minimalist musical style and embittered explorations of austerity-era Britain, culture, and working class life, delivered in Williamson's East Midlands accent. Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as "two skip rats with a laptop" the last years has seen the Sleaford Mods simply knock all their detractors clear out of the way. The mounting hysteria surrounding their 2013 album "Austerity Dogs" has spread like chlamydia at a teenage house party and saw them topping many 'End of Year' lists worldwide. Along with a handful of limited 7" releases on labels as diverse as Matador and X-Mist, plus an extensive European touring programme have all helped to solidify their growing reputation as the 'ones to watch '.
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