Sleaford Mods About Meeting Liam Gallagher


Sleaford Mods talked about the time they met Liam Gallagher, recalling how the encounter was like “being in a bar in the early noughties.”

The Nottingham duo and former Oasis frontman opened for Iggy Pop at the Release Athens Festival in Greece last summer.

“He and [mods] Andrew [Fearn] got along like a house on fire!” vocalist Jason Williamson recalled in an interview with MOJO. “You just couldn’t think they would, but they were like long-lost cousins.

“[Gallagher] was saying to Andrew, ‘I want to break out of this and do something different musically.’ I told Andrew that he probably asked him for bits.”

Williamson continued, “They weren’t themselves. It was like a bar in the early noughties. A few people from his band were our fans, and we were all standing and looking at Iggy Pop, then Liam comes in, a tiny man in a big hat.

“I’m a little nervous. It’s a huge part of my life. He turns around, and he was a cute guy, but shabby. Debbie [Gwyther, Gallagher’s fiancee and manager] was there… They’re all very nice, but it got a little weird because Debbie said, “Can I talk to you? I’ve heard some bad things about you.”

“[She said], ‘You criticized Liam, didn’t you?’ [I said]: “Maybe!” She said: “I can’t trust people like that.” I’m like, “Well, I’m not moving in with him.”

Williamson added: “Let’s face it, I learned from the best here. I know she’s a little younger than him, but I said: “You have to understand that the Gallaghers were big hooligans. You’re talking about Liam Gallagher, Debbie. You can’t ask me to worry about his feelings.” [She replied] “Oh, okay, right.”

The Mods frontman said that “you can’t beat” Gallagher’s live performance, adding, “Our tour manager was watching [and said], ‘I hate that little cunt, but damn, he’s good!’

Sleaford Mods released their latest studio album “UK Grim” earlier this month. In a four-star review, NME described the project as a “more aggressive beast” than the “Spare Ribs” of 2021.

“Andrew Fearn [brings] more color to their sound by continuing to add new depths to his compositions,” he added.

In other news, Liam Gallagher recently praised the “beautiful” new single by his “mean” estranged brother Noel.


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