Sleaford Mods release the cover of the iconic single West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys. There is also a video for the song directed by Ewen Spencer.
The Nottingham duo created a version of the classic 1986 single between tours for their latest album UK GRIM, and then asked Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s blessing to release the track.
West End Girls is a song close to my heart, the coming-of-age song in so many ways,” says Andrew Fearn of their motivation in paying homage to Pet Shop Boys.
Jason Williamson continues:
I listened to the Pet Shop Boys albums Please and Actually a lot, the music still fits so well into this landscape. When Andrew suggested we cover West End Girls, it was important to honor the brilliance of the song. So when Neil and Chris gave their blessing to the track, our little minds were blown, and when we got their remix… it was almost too much. It was brilliant!”
For their part, Pet Shop Boys say they were suitably impressed with the 2023 version of their classic, declaring:
Sleaford Mods have brought East End kids back to the streets of the West End for a great cause and we love their new version.”
THE BENEFICIAL PURPOSE
All profits from the song will go to the collection Shelter funds, charity for the homeless.
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