TCR EP Due October 14th Via Rough Trade.
After the success of their last two albums and their documentary Invisible Britain, Sleaford Mods have announced the upcoming release of their new EP TCR through Rough Trade Records. The title track sees the duo upgrade their sound a little bit, with the beats and bass sounding a touch thicker while being complemented by a very eighties bleeping synth. Over the top, vocalist Jason Williamson explores the mundanity of modern life by comparing it to the repetitive nature of TCR or Total Control Racing, a toy brand that originated in the late seventies and featured cars racing on tracks. Pretty much like Scalextric. Check out Sleaford Mods playing some TCR in the video above.
Williamson had this to say about the new EP, “The idea behind the TCR video was to show and use the actual 1980’s toy racing kit in its original environment which would of most probably been the living room floor for most kids at that time. It’s a pretty crap device and I thought it married perfectly to the idea of life’s (at times) rotating dross. The narration/vocal over the song is just that, an account of a bloke reacting to what he feels is a routine laden existence by ‘escaping’ for the night to the pub only to realize this is also a limited experience and in turn all options kind of merge into a circular experience of never ending repetition that he tries to navigate.”
Tour Dates as follows:
19th October – Glasgow ABC 02
20th October – Dublin Vicar Street
24th October – Newcastle Academy
26th October – Leeds Beckett SU
27th October – Manchester Academy
28th October – Liverpool Mountford Hall
31st – October – Brighton Corn Exchange
3rd – November – Nottingham Rock City SOLD OUT
4th November – Nottingham Rock City
7th – November – Coventry Empire
8th – November – Bristol Academy
10 – November – Camden Roundhouse
Ticket Prices: £15 regionally / £17.50 London
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