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Sleaford Mods share cover of Yazoo’s ‘Don’t Go’ – listen

The Nottingham duo have made the cover a staple of their live sets

By Joe Goggins

Sleaford Mods press shot, 2021
The Nottingham pair have finally put down a studio version of the live favourite. (Photo: Press)

Sleaford Mods have shared their take on Yazoo’s ‘Don’t Go’.

The Nottingham duo have covered the 1982 synthpop hit at their live shows for some time, and have today (December 17) unveiled a studio version, which is streaming now on all major platforms. You can hear it below.

In announcing the cover, the band shared a video of vocalist Jason Williamson dancing to it in his own inimitable style. “All I want for Christmas is to cover ‘Don’t Go’ by Yazoo,” read the post on the duo’s Twitter page. “Out now on all streaming platforms for your kitchen disco pleasure, me owd’s.”

The track made the setlist at their massive hometown show last month, which marked their first ever headline appearance at an arena. The gig at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on November 27 came as part of a triumphant run of UK dates in support of their eleventh studio album, January’s ‘Spare Ribs’, and was rave-reviewed by NME, who called it “a bewildering joy from start to finish.”

In other Mods news, Williamson last week made an unlikely cameo in Olivia Colman’s new TV series. The HBO show, ‘Landscapers’, premiered in the UK on December 7, and features Colman and David Thewlis as “a seemingly ordinary couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when a couple of dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.” 

The show’s synopsis continues, “mild-mannered husband and wife Susan (Colman) and Christopher Edwards (David Thewlis) have been on the run from reality for over 15 years. When Christopher makes a startling call home to his step-mother, their role in a terrible crime that remained undiscovered for over a decade begins to emerge into the light. As their relationship is subjected to the glare of a full police investigation, the devoted couple are separated for the first time in their marriage. ”

The programme’s setting could help explain Williamson’s appearance, with the frontman appearing to confirm his involvement by retweeting a fan’s screen capture with the caption “Out now on @HBO #Landscapers”. Earlier this week, the band announced plans for a first US tour in five years. It’ll kick off on April 28 with a two-night stand at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, and wrap up 13 shows later at Black Cat in Washington, D.C., on May 21.