Sleaford Mods have taken aim at Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane and Paul Weller - accusing Alex Turner of becoming 'cornered by money'.
The outspoken Jason Williamson, frontman with the critically-acclaimed Nottingham duo, told Gigwise of his distaste in Kane's resurgence in mod-culture - adding that his Last Shadow Puppets' bandmate Turner has 'totally lost it'.
"They’re like wax models and they're full of stereotypes," said Williamson of Turner and Kane. "They’ve just been cornered by money. That Alex Turner guy has taken it completely the wrong way, he just doesn't know what he’s doing. That little thing he had went a long time ago. He’s lost it."
Williamson has set the profile picture on the Sleaford Mods’ Facebook page to an image of Turner and Kane in an apparent effort to poke fun at the pair. Seemingly unaware of the animosity felt by Williamson, Miles Kane last week urged his Twitter followers to check out a Sleaford Mods song by tweeting a link to their video for ‘Jolly Fucker’.
Williamson then went on to slam Paul Weller, who last month released his new album More Modern Classics.
"It (mod subculture) doesn’t exist anymore," Williamson told Gigwise. "He’s just flogging a dead horse to pay the rent. Paul Weller is too drunk on his former glories to realise that he looks daft."
He continued: "He’s just released an album called More Modern Classics. Why are they classics? It’s just a pretentious, arrogant statement. He’s just going through the motions. He probably just sits back and thinks about his back catalogue but that’s no excuse. I feel really strongly about stuff like that because he shouldn’t be doing it anymore."
Watch Sleaford Mods' video for 'Jolly Fucker' below
Sleaford Mods have received critical acclaim both in the UK and abroad after releasing their third album Divide And Exit in April this year. Williamson also revealed he turned down a lucrative offer from Guinness who wanted to use one of the group’s songs for an advert.
“Initially I said I’ll think about it, but then I thought ‘no what am I doing?’" he said. "It’s an advert, we can’t do that it’s stupid. It’s a sign that you’re easily bought and easily swayed. It would have been nice to pay the mortgage off and all that shit, we would have got a lot of money for that. But f*ck it, it would have just looked cheesy."
Sleaford Mods are performing UK and European headline and festival shows from now well into November. For more information visit Gigwise Tickets.
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