5.7 C
New York
Monday, March 6, 2023

Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson says he had “a little bit of a disaster” about his age when reside music got here again

Sleaford Mods have mentioned their expertise with ageism within the music business and the importance of them hitting a peak of their reputation in center age.

Vocalist Jason Williamson, who’s 52, admitted in a brand new interview with The Guardian that he had “a little bit of a disaster” relating to his age when reside music resumed.

“The factor of, ‘I’m too outdated to do that now’, after we began taking part in reside once more, I had a little bit of a disaster about,” says Williamson. “All our contemporaries are 25 years youthful, most of them, and also you get various ageism. However what can I say to them? I used to be doing the identical factor 20 years in the past.”

“You possibly can query your self and that’s essential,” added multi-instrumentalist Andrew Fearn, who’s 51, “however extra essential is the fact. Like Kate Bush, her newest might be even higher than her early stuff. It’s good, I feel, to be round nonetheless. You’re sending out an important message to individuals of their 30s and 40s to say, ‘You’re by no means too outdated for creativity’. Additionally, I keep in mind after I was no person and was always making music and placing it out on social media, and it wouldn’t even get one ‘like’… That’s rather a lot harder. The one factor to cease you making music is despair, not eager to get away from bed.”

The band additionally mentioned their voting intentions on the subsequent election. “Voting Labour is the one choice,” stated Fearn, and although Williamson was in settlement, he had reservations in regards to the get together’s management below Keir Starmer.

Sleaford Mods
Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson CREDIT: Jim Dyson/Getty Pictures

“Clearly, Labour could be higher than the Conservative get together,” stated Williamson. “And I can fairly confidently say that, as a result of [the Tories] have simply misplaced their minds. However I’ve an issue with Labour as a result of it’s fairly centrist, so that you get Keir Starmer saying one thing affordable and also you assume, OK, however then he begins rattling on in regards to the royal household. He’s acquired his affiliations with the infrastructure of traditionalist England, with the aristocracy. He’s a little bit of a bootlicker.”

Sleaford Mods are at the moment gearing as much as launch a brand new album, ‘UK Grim’, on Friday (March 10). It options the singles ‘Drive 10 From Navarone’, that includes Dry Cleansing frontwoman Florence Shaw, and ‘UK Grim’.

The band have additionally introduced a tour in help of the album for the tip of 2023, which features a date at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Tickets will then go on normal sale at 10am GMT on March 10 and might be obtainable to buy right here.


22 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
23 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
25 – Dublin, Nationwide Stadium
28 – Leeds, O2 Academy
29 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
30 – Bristol, O2 Academy

2 – London, Alexandra Palace

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles