Album Review: Sleaford Mods - Eton Alive

Sleaford Mods interject that much-needed punk ethos in a time we couldn't need it more.

You can always rely on the Nottingham duo - comprised of shouty vocalist and belcher (in the case of opening track 'Into The Payzone') Jason Williamson and beat master Andrew Fearn - to provide minimalistic music and straight-talking narration on our times delivered with wit and a no-bullshit attitude.

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon gets a talking to on 'Flipside', which sees him described as looking "like a left-wing Boris Johnson", scepticism of the government and a forecast for Brexit as a ticking time bomb waiting to implode is evident on 'Policy Cream'.

But there are also playful, tongue-in-cheek- moments, like a shout out to the vape-smoking hipster generation, which deflects from the sheer doom of the current political shit-storm.

It's not just the fact that they cast their stance on the inane aspects of life that makes Sleaford so astute, but their razor-sharp gumption that makes them modern-day satirical poets.

'Eton Alive' is the people's soundtrack to the times - and it certainly gets our vote.

Rating: 9/10

Released: 22.02.19