‘Hot property’ band Sleaford Mods to play in Boston

Sleaford Mods are to play in Boston in February.
Sleaford Mods are to play in Boston in February.

They may not be mods – and they’re not from Sleaford – but this duo set to play in Boston is one of the most talked about bands of 2014.

The Nottingham pair are a punk-electro outfit performing rock-based rants in a style reminiscent of The Sex Pistols.

With songs like Tied Up in Nottz and A Little Ditty seeing vocalist Jason Williamson angrily singing about working-class life in the age of austerity – it’s little surprise their songs are not recommended for the under-18s.

The pair have been around for some time, but 2014 has seen a meteoric rise to fame in the music scene. Indeed, Williamson himself recently joked they now get ‘more press than UKIP’.

The Guardian put their rise to fame down to being ‘among the only artists who seem to accurately reflect the experience of living in Britain in 2014’.

Boston’s own Jimmy May – better known as 50 Sniffs – used his contacts to bring to the duo to Boston.

“They are very hot property right now with NME and the music press absolutely all over them,” said Jimmy.

“They are the biggest sort of ‘working class’ music act that has broken through massively in years.”

He added: “They are very cutting edge - and a huge name for Boston.”

Sleaford Mods will perform an intimate gig at The Carpenters Arms, Witham Street, Boston, on Friday, February 6.

Tickets £10 from www.skiddle.com