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Fat White Family with Sleaford Mods on those “self-neutering middle class boobs” Idles

By | Published on Tuesday 19 February 2019

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So, as I’m sure you all diligently remember, last week Jason Williamson off of Sleaford Mods took aim at rival band Idles for being middle class boys “appropriating” a working class voice. Because we wouldn’t want any of that.

“I quite liked [Idles’ debut album] ‘Brutalism’ when it came out”, Williamson said during a Q&A session with The Guardian. “It wasn’t my kind of music but I liked some of it – it was catchy. And they were nice lads, polite online and stuff”.

“But I thought they were kind of a street band”, he went on. “There were lines like ‘Tarquin’ [in ‘Well Done’] that would insinuate that they were knocking the middle classes, but it turns out they’re not working class. That offended me, because I then held the belief that they were appropriating, to a certain degree, a working class voice”.

Not understanding the mechanics of a good old fashion pop beef, Idles are yet to respond. But don’t worry, Fat White Family have inserted themselves into the debate instead.

“I’m 100% with Jason Williamson on that band Idles”, declared a post from the band on Facebook. “The last thing our increasingly puritanical culture needs right now is a bunch of self-neutering middle class boobs telling us to be nice to immigrants; you might call that art, I call it sententious pedantry”.

But don’t worry, in the interests of balance the same post included a little dig against the Mods too. “That being said”, said post went on, “how long are Sleaford Mods going to keep banging on about shit wages and kebabs? There’s only two of them and they have NO BACKLINE!$$$$$$$$$$$$$££!!!!”

Too right! Maybe we have the makings of a three-way beef here. That’ll help fill this ‘and finally’ slot for a few weeks. Come on Idles, join the party! I know you’ve got a tour to promote, but how better to do that than getting on the socials and telling Sleaford Mods and Fat White Family to go fuck themselves?