It’s been 2 years since the East Midlands duo released “English Tapas” to solid praise. They have upped the levels again with the new aptly named “Eton Alive” with its running political and social commentary on 2019s divided Britain.
In true Sleaford style, up tempo synthesised drums bounce throughout, with their signature post-punk bass sound driving the record home. From their lead single “Kebab Spider” to “Discourse” towards the end of the record, Jason Williamson rants about the mainstream media, political class and social isolation.
In a slight change of pace, Jason tries his hand at actually harmonising, with “Firewall”, “Big Burt” and the surprising 2-step influenced “When you come up to me” all showcasing his less than perfect singing voice.
The standout track on the album is the dark, head nodding “O.B.C.T” with its heavy bass, guitar harmonics and blasting Kazoo solo. Williamson really proving his superb wit and poetic flair with the strongest chorus on the album.
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