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Austerity Dogs

Austerity Dogs

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It is a high octane and unrelenting blitzkrieg, railing against all things banal and vacuous in today’s world. If heavy metal and techno were informed by the heavy machinery of fordist production, Sleaford Mods replicate the drudgery at the bottom end of the postfordist food chain. And if you think "Mod" is just about dressing up like "page 7 Weller" and boring on about Small Faces all day and night on yer reissue 60s Vespa, then don't bother mate. A sparse bass line is joined by a cheap-sounding drum machine, introducing the brutalist instrumentation that the record never departs from.

It will polarise the general public with its minimalistic and curse-riddled lyric content, but that is the purpose of this release, just as Williamson talks about how austerity splits the social classes. Each song is a stream-of-unconsciousness from the collective dream-time of the dead-end worker who's pissed off with his boss, pissed off with shit drug dealers, pissed off with aggro cunts in clubs, pissed off with "Brian Eno – what the fuck does he know? The lyrics are often unpleasant, but in the same strike come over as blatantly ironic, observational prose.The music is quite basic, a drum machine, a bass guitar and a few frills, with Jason Williamson venting his spleen and getting a few things off his chest over the top. Black Moth rose from the Leeds underground scene at the end of the last decade, indulging their love for both Sabbath sulphur and Stooges squalor. He talks about "music scene-think-they-ares", then speaks as if he is one ('I'll have a 32" waste in raw denim and stick 'em in the freezer'). I also think it's fair to say that this is a highly lyrics-driven album, and that if you don't get those lyrics you will struggle to find anything to like.

It's more confrontational than most UK hip-hop I have ever heard, and hell-cleverer than the singer's guttural regional snarl may suggest to some.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Kotiinkuljetuksesta perimme rahulia 3,99€ pienemmistä lähetyksistä (lähinnä cd:t) ja isoimmista vermeistä eli vinyyleistä, huppareista yms 5,99€. Austerity Dogs is the 6th album by Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods, but it’s the one that got them noticed. They're the kind of band that could easily have a cameo spot in a Shane Meadows film, say down a seedy backstreet Working Men's Club. This is probably punk's last gasp before the UK music scene and its chancy small town think-they-ares finally disappear up their collective bumhole.

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