Sleaford Mods-Webster Hall, NYC




7 APRIL 20232

  WOW!!!  What can you say about Sleaford Mods. Exciting!!! Entertaining, Enlightening, Controversial, and most certainly not to be silenced.  And that’s a good thing.

     The show at Webster Hall was packed with dedicated fans of SLEAFORD MODS and then some.  These fans were here to watch and hear the rantings of Jason Williamson accompanied by the electronic beats generated by Andrew Fearn and they were not disappointed by any means.  Jason put on a show that was well received as was evidenced by the raucous cheers and screaming from the audience at the end of each and every song he put on.  

     Jason sings or rather rants about the state of affairs in life and politics and equates it to a rather grim view of it all.  Their latest release “UK GRIM” carefully balances Fearn’s electro punk beats with Jason’s humor filled lyrics .  Don’t misunderstand, Jason’s lyrics leaves no stoned unturned when it comes to dishing out criticisms of everyone in the social hierarchy and quaintly states “You’re either FULL OF S… or BUSY DEALING WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S.  

     Jason Williamson certainly is energetic on stage as he easily goes from prancing about the stage to posing while spitting his lyrics.  The beats supplied by Andrew Fearn are most certainly packed with that drum beat and bass line that from the outset has the audience peaking with energy and then overflowing with screams and chants as Jason spews his chants and rants and drives the audience into a quasi frenzy by the end of each song.  This man was certainly here to preach the word of the world and its certain meeting with destiny’s apocalypse if the world at large did not change for the better.  Until then, Jason will continue to observe the shitstorm and release a bit of steam in the interim.  With the state of the world as it is, this group certainly brings a new way to weather the storm and at the same time be open to the possibilities of a better time ahead if we are so inclined.  

Words by Raymond Aponte, Photos by Raymond Aponte and Tanya Ahmed