“West End Girls” sees the band proceed their longstanding collaboration with the homeless charity.
The Nottingham duo created a model of the 1986 basic single between excursions for his or her newest album UK GRIM, after which sought the blessing of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe to launch the observe. Not solely did Sleaford Mods’ West End Girls meet with the pair’s approval, however the Pet Shops Boys had been impressed to remix the quilt and that model will now characteristic as one of many tracks on the restricted version single. Hifi Sean has additionally contributed an Acid Home meets Hello-NRG remix for the discharge, whereas Sleaford Mods’ personal Andrew Fearn has added a heady vocoder led combine underneath his solo guise of Extnddntwrk.
“West End Girls is a music that’s very near my coronary heart, my coming-of-age observe in so some ways,” says Andrew Fearn of their motivation to pay homage to Pet Shop Boys. Jason Williamson continues: “I’ve been listening to the Pet Shop Boys’ albums Please and Truly rather a lot, the music nonetheless suits this panorama so nicely. When Andrew recommended we cowl West End Girls, it was essential to honour the observe’s brilliance. So, when Neil and Chris gave the observe their blessing our tiny minds had been blown, and after we obtained their remix… it was virtually an excessive amount of. It was good!”
For his or her half Pet Shop Boys say they had been suitably impressed with the 2023 tackle their basic, declaring: “Sleaford Mods have introduced East End boys again to the West End streets for an awesome trigger and we love their new model.”
Earnings generated by “West End Girls” are being donated by Sleaford Mods to Shelter, following on from their earlier work with the charity – most lately elevating funds earlier this 12 months by a limited-edition T-shirt that includes Chilly Conflict Steve’s paintings for single “UK GRIM”.
“It’s superb that Sleaford Mods have chosen to assist Shelter once more this 12 months with the discharge of their cowl of West End Girls,” says Sarah Stickings, Shelter’s Senior Neighborhood Fundraising Space Supervisor of the most recent collaboration. “We’re additionally grateful that they’ll be amassing donations to Shelter at their UK tour dates. The housing emergency signifies that greater than 131,000 youngsters can be homeless over Christmas. We’re outraged that that is nonetheless a actuality in England and so grateful for the assist from Sleaford Mods and their fanbase as we proceed our struggle for house this winter.”
Williamson provides: “We needed to do one thing for Shelter once more within the run as much as Christmas so felt why not be part of up the 2 issues. Their work all 12 months spherical is so essential and – sadly, contemplating the state of the nation –wanted greater than ever. We’re happy proceeds from the only can go to them, and if you’re coming to a present and might afford to make a donation, then Andrew and I actually admire it too.”