New striking strokes
20 September 2023
Today they announced a new EP with 5 new songs recorded
at the album sessions. Therefore, the duo named the EP simply
MORE UK GRIM. It’s out on 20 October via Rough Trade.
Along with the news we get a taster called BIG PHARMA.
Jason Williamson (vocalist): “Big Pharma was written in the opening chapters
of autumn 2022 when Covid kicked in again. It carries a lot of the normal Sleaford
Mods absurdism, but also looks at the ongoing fascination with trying to find truths in information wholly pushed by very questionable people,” Williamson said, continuing:
The term ‘Big Pharma’ has been uprooted from its original place, one that rightly
threw critique at the pharmaceutical industry as it produced more and more products
that would ruin lives on a mass scale. Instead now, Big Pharma is more familiar as a
term used by right wing and industrial groups trying to mask the financial aims of their arguments with some kind of critical thinking panache-type legitimacy.
It just feels wrong. It feeds on hopelessness, widespread fear and generations of unfettered misinformation linked to the limited critical perception we as the masses are burdened with.”
It’s SM by numbers, but I like their numbers.
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