SLEAFORD MODS return to New Zealand this May for the first time since their legendary sold-out debut at Auckland’s Powerstation in 2019. They bring with them their highly anticipated new album UK GRIM, due for release on 10 March 2023.
“It was downright jubilant, a blast of energy and a masterclass in how to keep an audience gripped.”
“The Mods’ live show is a bewildering joy from start to finish, and the key factor is that you’ve never seen anything like it.”NME
“The band have hit a high point for sure. A remarkable show to remember when the posters are framed in museums in 30 years to come.”Louder Than War
UK GRIM features the recently released title track and their sinister new single Force 10 From Navarone featuring guest vocals from Dry Cleaning frontwoman Florence Shaw, plus a collaboration with Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction on album track So Trendy.
UK GRIM is the band’s twelfth album, and another stunning step up as their stages, horizons and output grows. Always potent, always prolific – 2021’s Spare Ribs was their third UK Top 10 album since 2019 and their most successful yet. SLEAFORD MODS are nothing less than a defining band and voice of their generation – like The Jam, The Clash or Public Enemy – and with UK GRIM, more fully realised than ever before.
SLEAFORD MODS hail from Nottingham in England and are Jason Williamson (lyrics and vocals) and Andrew Fearn (music).
They are a band like no other. Don’t sleep on the presale tickets!
“Minimal and brutal” Uncut
“A poetic blast of classic rage” The Times
“A currently unrivalled feast for the mind.” Mojo
“Nobody can touch Sleaford Mods right now.” Narc
“Scalding excoriations of modern life.” The Independent
“Anger is still the foremost energy, but there is a much richer seam of humour than they like to let on. Their set is relentlessly powerful.” The Guardian
SLEAFORD MODS – NZ TOUR 2023
Auckland Powerstation // Friday 26 May
Wellington Hunter Lounge // Sunday 28 May