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‘Slaves have released a dose of visual chaos in video form for their new single ‘Spit It Out’, the first track from their new album ‘Take Control’. A collage of absolute mayhem, the video is a candid look at the lives of one of the UK’s best bands, featuring footage, from their recent 100 club show (which sold out in under 2 minutes!) as well as a snapshot of the band’s daily lives in Tunbridge Wells and New Cross, which as you’d expect are manic.
The band are also heading out on tour in November, smashing up venues around the UK as they continue to earn their reputation as one of the best live acts in the country right now. The tour will also see them take in two nights at London’s legendary Shepherds Bush Empire; set to be one of the capitols must see gigs of the year.
Isaac Holman (vocals, drums) and Laurie Vincent (guitar, vocals) have followed a spectacular 2015 by recording another hit album in waiting, at Jackson Browne’s studio in Santa Monica, California. ‘Take Control’, was produced by one of the legends of early hip hop and New York punk, Mike D who, says Laurie, “Became like another member of our band – we can safely call him our friend, which is just surreal!”
‘Take Control’ finds the young pair sharpening up their skills, both in songwriting and in execution and sounding heavier in places. Several tracks on the album were recorded on vintage equipment used by the Beastie Boys on their classic records, Including ‘STD’s PhD’s’, ‘Angelica’ and ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’.
Recorded back home in London, ‘Steer Clear’ was a collaboration with another hero, Baxter Dury, who lent his distinctive vocals to a duet with Isaac.
Slaves first emerged in 2012, working their way up through the local toilet-venue circuit to become one of the success stories of 2015. The band’s debut album ‘Are You Satisfied?’ smashed in to the UK top 10 and earned the band huge critical acclaim. Thanks to their charismatic mash-up of punky urgency and silly humour, they bagged Kerrang!’s Spirit Of Punk award and NME’s Best Video award (for ‘Cheer Up London’), while also securing nominations for the Mercury Music Prize, and for Best New Band at Q and NME.
Along the way, they’ve won the hearts of The Streets’ Mike Skinner, stolen the show on last year’s NME tour, had Skepta join them on stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and toured with Jamie T and Wolf Alice – the latter in America in March, after which Wolf Alice’s drummer Joel Amey bunked off to California to play on new track ‘People That You Meet’.
Buzzing from their success, Isaac and Laurie weren’t content to sit back and lap it all up. “If you stop making music, you stop being relevant,” reasons Laurie, “so we just cracked on”. Kicking off with ‘Spit It Out’, which Isaac describes as a “hard-rock banger”, ‘Take Control’ will be released on 30th September.
Tour dates (All shows 14+)
Thu 10 Nov 2016 – Bexhill – De La Warr Pavillion
Fri 11 Nov 2016 – Exeter – Great Hall, University of Exeter *Venue Change*
Sun 13 Nov 2016 – Cardiff – University Great Hall
Mon 14 Nov 2016 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
Tue 15 Nov 2016 – Leeds – O2 Academy
Thu 17 Nov 2016 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
Fri 18 Nov 2016 – Glasgow – Barrowland
Sat 19 Nov 2016 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
Mon 21 Nov 2016 – Bristol – O2 Academy
Tue 22 Nov 2016 – Leicester – O2 Academy
Wed 23 Nov 2016 – Nottingham – Rock City
Fri 25 Nov 2016 – Sheffield – O2 Academy
Sat 26 Nov 2016 – Manchester – Albert Hall
Tue 29 Nov 2016 – London – Shepherds Bush Empire
Wed 30 Nov 2016 – London – Shepherds Bush Empire
‘Take Control’ Tracklisting:
1. Spit It Out
3. Consume Or Be Consumed (feat. Mike D)
4. Take Control
5. Mr Industry (Skit)
6. Rich Man
7. Play Dead
9. Fuck The Hi-Hat
10. Gary (Skit)
11. People That You Meet
12. Steer Clear (feat. Baxter Dury)
13. Cold Hard Floor
14. STD’s PhD’s
16. Same Again
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