“West End Girls” sees the band proceed their longstanding collaboration with the homeless charity.
The Nottingham duo created a model of the 1986 traditional 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 monitor. Not solely did Sleaford Mods’ West End Girls meet with the pair’s approval, however the Pet Shops Boys have been impressed to remix the duvet and that model will now function 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 below his solo guise of Extnddntwrk.
“West End Girls is a tune that’s very near my coronary heart, my coming-of-age monitor 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 Really rather a lot, the music nonetheless suits this panorama so effectively. When Andrew recommended we cowl West End Girls, it was necessary to honour the monitor’s brilliance. So, when Neil and Chris gave the monitor their blessing our tiny minds have been blown, and after we acquired their remix… it was nearly an excessive amount of. It was good!”
For his or her half Pet Shop Boys say they have been suitably impressed with the 2023 tackle their traditional, declaring: “Sleaford Mods have introduced East End boys again to the West End streets for an important 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 just lately elevating funds earlier this yr by a limited-edition T-shirt that includes Chilly Battle Steve’s paintings for single “UK GRIM”.
“It’s superb that Sleaford Mods have chosen to help Shelter once more this yr with the discharge of their cowl of West End Girls,” says Sarah Stickings, Shelter’s Senior Group Fundraising Space Supervisor of the newest collaboration. “We’re additionally grateful that they’ll be accumulating donations to Shelter at their UK tour dates. The housing emergency implies that greater than 131,000 kids will likely be homeless over Christmas. We’re outraged that that is nonetheless a actuality in England and so grateful for the help from Sleaford Mods and their fanbase as we proceed our combat for dwelling this winter.”
Williamson provides: “We wished to do one thing for Shelter once more within the run as much as Christmas so felt why not be a part of up the 2 issues. Their work all yr spherical is so necessary and – sadly, contemplating the state of the nation –wanted greater than ever. We’re happy proceeds from the one can go to them, and in case you are coming to a present and might afford to make a donation, then Andrew and I actually respect it too.”