Twitter reacts to Sleaford Mods on Jools Holland

The band appeared alongside Burt Bacharach and performed to a… mixed reception

BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland featured the disaffected post-punk of Sleaford Mods amongst their lineup last night, much to the polarised delight and disgust of the telly-watching Twitter audience.

The duo performed No One’s Bothered, a cut from their most recent album, Key Markets. The other artists featured in Jools’ showcase included Labi Siffre, Lynched, Everything Everything, John Newman and Lizz Wright.

The complaints about the Mods particularly centred on the stripped-back nature of their setup that features only beatmaker Andrew Fearn on a laptop and vocalist Jason Williamson on the mic. However, the Mods’ politically charged set was also greeted with much excitement from other viewers.

Scroll below to see a sample of the Twitter reaction, and see what all the fuss is about in the video above.

We featured Sleaford Mods on our cover earlier this year. See what they had to say about the then newly-Tory government in our feature here.