Nottingham-based Sleaford Mods – Jason Williamson (words), Andrew Fearn (music) – unveil this interesting video to accompany their convincing new track called ‘Tarantula Deadly Cargo’, taken from their new album ‘Key Markets’ released via Harbinger Sound on July 24th.
Jason Williamson explains: “The video was shot by Simon Parfrement who did ‘Tied Up In Nottz’ and is typical in his choice of locations which relate to the cheap frills production of Tarantula Deadly Cargo, the cold hard hand rails at the foot of the beach in the seaside town. This alienating environment rejects any time for comfort much like touring. It’s a 99 flake in a knackered bus shelter.”
On the track he says: “Tarantula Deadly Cargo is a bit of a departure from the main formula and it reeks of a tour weary band in-between gigs, snatching their free time in a wink but quickly having to give it up to record new stuff.
It’s inspired by the 1970’s film that bares the same name about an aeroplane full of hairy spiders with really bad tempers who start killing the mindlessly frightened passengers.
It scared the shit out of me as a kid and I used it as being a bit symbolic of the chaos in touring the country as an up and coming band, feverish gigs, booze and that eventual loneliness that hits you as you get back to the hotel, your belongings strewn everywhere.
Those early tours carried that kind of fear for me, your passion at odds with the work house that is the live circuit.
The horror of travel, its grey scenery and mindless boredom turned into the brief thrill of a packed venue going mad for your songs. “Tarantula Deadly Cargo, it’s bent it!”
4th – 6th Salisbury, End of the Road Festival
10th – 13th Isle of Wight, Bestival
Support on the following ‘Key Markets’ UK tour dates comes from Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life on all dates (apart from Brighton, Cambridge and Nottingham). Mark Wynn is second support on all dates.
23rd Manchester, Ritz
24th Carlisle, Brickyard
25th Newcastle, Northumbria Uni
28th Leeds, Irish Centre
29th Birmingham, Institute
1st Cardiff, Y Plas
2nd London, Forum
4th Bristol, Bierkeller
5th Bournemouth, Fire Station
6th Brighton, The Old Market
8th Cambridge, Junction
9th Nottingham, Rock City