The Bug and Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) share new collaborative double single via Ninja Tune

The Bug returns with his first new music since his album “Fire” in August with the two big hitting standalone song’s ‘Treetop’ and ‘Stoat‘, featuring Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods.

Speaking on the release, Jason explains: “Both Stoat and Treetop tread the usual path lyrically for me, nonsense mixed in with little micro story’s of whatever. Excuses to get out frustrations and anger. I’ve been talking with Kevin for a few years now as regards doing some tunes. Matching something to The Bugs music was always on the cards, a chance to shape different vocal approaches to a certain degree which is deffo evident on Stoat I think. Love both tunes. Proper. Bang into this collab.” 

The Bug adds: “Reared on Mark E Smith and Crass, how could i not be blown away by Sleaford Mods? Since first hearing ‘Austerity Dogs’, I was smitten by Jason’s razor sharp lyricism and punk as f-ck delivery. So when we first chatted on Twitter a few years ago, casually raving about a mutual love of anti-social American hip hop, we pretty much immediately discussed the idea of a collab. And tho’ it took a few years to actually realise the concept, 2021 seems like the purrrfect time in terms of global social meltdown and the release of my album ‘Fire’.  It’s been a joy to work with Jason on these tracks and we are already discussing the idea of more to follow…

A collaboration that feels so right you wonder how it has not happened before, but perhaps it was always meant to be released right now with the world in such flux. 

Check out “Treetop” below.

The double single is out now and available to listen and download on Bandcamp.

1. Treetop (feat. Jason Williamson)
2. Stoat (feat. Jason Williamson)

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