Sleaford Mods cook up a storm at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom
Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods bring their live show to Glasgow’s iconic Barrowlands. Their style, classed as electronic punk for the working class combines a beatbox type rhythm to vocalist Jason Williamson’s urban rap-style lyrics, often about working-class, British culture, politics and being a jobseeker!
Williamson, hailing from Lincolnshire, was a session musician and met colleague Andrew Fearne who was a DJ at a club in Nottingham, playing his own music. Williamson suggested they collaborate with Fearne’s music and his lyrics, combining the electronic beat with Williamson’s style, known as sprechgesang, a term for a crossover of singing and speaking, more related to the operatic style.