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REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘Sleaford Mods’ EP (Rough Trade)

A compelling voice in an otherwise bland wilderness, Sleaford Mods deliver another no-nonsense EP.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘English Tapas’ (Rough Trade)

Sleaford Mods may be nine albums but they show no sign of slowing down with their tirade against all things pop-culture with ‘English Tapas’ – even if that include themselves.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘Key Markets’ (Harbinger Sound)

by Ed Biggs One of the unlikeliest sensations of the decade so far has been Sleaford Mods, a duo consisting of instrumentalist Andrew Fearn and lyricist / polemicist Jason Williamson. Live, they’re one of the most talked-about British groups in years, with an entirely minimalist set-up. Take their recent Glastonbury performance: Fearn plays a pre-recorded track on his laptop and sips from a can of lager, while Williamson does all the

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REVIEW: Leftfield – ‘Alternative Light Source’ (Infectious)

by Ed Biggs Cult heroes Leftfield were one of the holy pentangle of British dance acts in the ‘90s, along with The Prodigy, Underworld, Orbital and The Chemical Brothers. Just like those heavy hitters, Neil Barnes and Paul Daley were able to win critical respect as well as do serious damage to the charts in the decade when big beat ruled supreme. 1995’s Leftism is one of the finest artefacts of

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