Know Extreme Decadence With Sleaford Mods’ Video ‘B.H.S.’
The working-class duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn are back. Sleaford Mods have returned with English Tapas, the band's new LP due via Rough Trade and featuring the new video, "B.H.S." The video, which is seemingly shot on a yacht on the Thames, features our heroes performing, juxtaposed against a stinking rich and well-fed type, sprawling across leather seats with champagne in hand. Check it out above.
While the video is light and fun, the real story behind the video is far more sinister:
BHS (British Home Stores) was a chain of department stores in the UK controlled by Sir Philip Green, the chairman of Arcadia Group, which also owns Topshop, among others. The chain was shuttered in the summer of 2016, and 11,000 jobs were lost, as well as £571 million from the pension fund, leaving 22,000 former employees without retirement income. Having taken £400 million in dividends from the failed retailer, Green was sailing the Mediterranean on a newly-purchased super-yacht as the last stores closed.
English Tapas hits in early March. Order yours.