Sleaford Mods Release Video For New Single "BHS"
As previously announced, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods will release their new album 'English Tapas', recorded with Pulp's Steve Mackey, on 3rd March on Rough Trade Records. Pre-order your copy here (exclusive limited edition items are available from the Rough Trade Webstore).
Following Lauren Laverne's premiere of "BHS", the first single to be taken from 'English Tapas', on BBC 6Music yesterday, today the band have shared the official video for the track. The video features the acting debut of auxiliary Sleaford Mods member John Paul as Phillip Green and was filmed on the river Thames just before Christmas 2016. Watch it above.
British Home Stores (BHS) was a chain of department stores in the UK controlled by Philip Green, the chairman of Arcadia Group, which also owns Topshop, among others. The chain was shuttered in summer 2016, and 11,000 jobs were lost, as well as £571 million from the pension fund, leaving 22,000 former employees without retirement income. Having taken £400 million in dividends from the failed retailer, Green was sailing the Mediterranean on a newly-purchased super-yacht as the last stores closed. With “BHS”, Sleaford Mods address Green’s treachery and the human costs he ignored. As singer Jason Williamson says: “Buy a company, run it down, take the money, fuck the workers, it’s legal”.
Also out this week are the following new trailers for the forthcoming Sleaford Mods film ‘Bunch Of Kunst’ (release date TBC):