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Sleaford Mods link with Dry Cleaning's Florence Shaw on new cut "Force 10 From Navarone"

08 February 2023, 15:32 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Sleaford Mods have teamed up with Dry Cleaning vocalist Florence Shaw for "Force 10 From Navarone", the second single to be lifted from their UK GRIM album.

After announcing UK GRIM with the title-track last month, Sleaford Mods have shared a second preview of their new full-length titled "Force 10 From Navarone", which features Dry Cleaning vocalist Florence Shaw and lands with a Eddie Whelan-directed video.

Jason Williamson says of the new release, "The track is a conversation with myself coming to terms with happiness and whether it is in fact a darker space than my negativity and depression. Coupled with that it explores the myth of activism and inaction of the majority in the UK in the presence of a corrupt government."

He adds, "We’re big fans of Dry Cleaning and knew Flo would be perfect for the track. She’s the real deal and conjures the inspiration I get from the likes of Wu-Tang in the way she uses one word to convey a whole story."

The duo's forthcoming album will follow 2021's Spare Ribs album. Williamson says, "Maybe we are proud of the country. Maybe we are proud to be English. Maybe I’m proud of the horrible grey streets and the shit weather and the stupid fashions I find myself investing in. It’s just that the English we’re proud of being is absolutely nothing like the English the authorities want to try and promote."

"Force 10 From Navarone" featuring Florence Shaw is out now. Sleaford Mods' UK GRIM album will arrive on 10 March through Rough Trade Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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