MERCURY NOMINATED DUO TO RELEASE DELUXE EDITION OF TOP TEN DEBUT ALBUM, ‘ARE YOU SATISIFED?’ WITH 9 ADDITIONAL TRACKS
SINGLE ’WHERE’S YOUR CAR DEBBIE?’ IMPACTS 18TH DECEMBER
Slaves are packing even more high-adrenaline goodness into their acclaimed debut album, “Are You Satisfied?” with a special deluxe edition with 9 additional new tracks, including b-sides, exclusive BBC Live session recordings and an unreleased track.
Released in June this year, “Are You Satisfied?” is a high energy slab of contemporary punk, shot through with an outsider spirit and unique lyrics observing life in 21st Century Britain. Smashing in to the charts at No.8, the album was hailed as the new sound of British punk for its quick witted song-writing and brilliant riffs.
The deluxe features live favourite ‘Where’s your car Debbie ?’, rare B-Sides including ‘OK’ and the brilliantly titled ‘I Shine My Shoes with a Dirty Vest’ as well their BBC Session covers of Skepta’s “Shut Down”, LCD Soundsystem’s Daft Punk Is Playing At My House, Chemical Brother’s “Go” and unreleased demo, ‘Tricky’.
Since the album’s release the band have triumphed at the Kerrang! Awards walking away with the Spirit of Punk Award and also received nominations for NME’s Best New Band 2015, Q Magazine’s Best New Act 2015 and are in the running for the 2015 Mercury Music Prize.
It’s easy to see how the Kent duo have won so much acclaim; their pithy yet hardcore rock easily speaks to both the anxieties and dissatisfaction of a generation, whilst also injecting a healthy dose of mad cap humour. See the videos for ‘Feed The Mantaray’ and ‘Sockets’ for evidence this band are as serious about having fun as they are about social commentary. They’ve also been championed by big name fans including Streets main man Mike Skinner, who created a dubtastic remix of the band’s ‘Cheer Up London’, and Jamie T whom the band supported.
As one of the most anarchic live bands of the moment, the summer saw Slaves cement their electrifying live reputation, with three rip-roaring performance’s at this year’s Glastonbury, plus chaotic sets at T in The Park and Reading and Leeds. Now they’re about to head out on their own much-in-demand and sold out headline tour in November, dates below.
1) The Hunter
2) Cheer Up London
4) Despair & Traffic
5) Do Something
6) Are You Satisfied?
9) Live Like an Animal
10) Ninety nine
11) She wants me now
12) Feed the mantaray
13) Sugar coated bitter truth
14) Where’s your car Debbie?
15) Beauty Quest
16) White knuckle ride
17) Shutdown (BBC Live Lounge)
18) Daft Punk playing at my house (BBC Huw Stephens Session)
19) Why would you
20)Go (BBC Live Lounge)
22)I shine my shoes with a dirty vest
14 Nov – Bristol – Anson Rooms (SOLD OUT)
15 Nov –Cardiff – Student Union y plas (SOLD OUT)
16 Nov – Portsmouth – Pyramids Centre(SOLD OUT)
18 Nov – Norwich – UEA (SOLD OUT)
19 Nov – Glasgow – O2 ABC (SOLD OUT)
21 Nov – Manchester – Ritz (SOLD OUT)
23 Nov – Leeds – Becketts Student Union (SOLD OUT)
24 Nov – Liverpool – O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
25 Nov – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (SOLD OUT)
27 Nov – London – The Forum (SOLD OUT)
15th Dec – Newcastle Academy (VENUE UPGRADE)
16th Dec – Birmingham – O2 Institute (NEW SHOW)
17th Dec – Brixton Academy – London
18th Dec – Assembly Rooms – Tunbridge Wells (SOLD OUT)
Praise for “Are you Satisifed?”
“Vibrant state-of-the-nation punk” – The Observer ****
“Every song here is a call to arms” – NME ****
“There’s little that can be held up to Slaves and see the same image reflected back” – Kerrang! ****
“a sardonic humour peppers their shouty observations of political outrage and social inequity” – MOJO ****
“Occasionally you’ll hear a band who genuinely make you sit up and take notice. Slaves are one of those bands” – Shortlist
“A fine debut” – Time Out
“What Royal Blood did for rock and the White Stripes for blues, Slaves can do for punk” – Evening Standard ****
Praise for Slaves
“They will be recognised as the new sound of British Punk” – NME
“Rockabilly riffs with aggressive but clever lyrics, screamed with pure punk anger” – The Times
“A ferocious, shriek of refreshing, dangerous punk rock” – The Independent
“Wild, funny & loud” – The Guardian
“The perfect soundtrack to weekend punch ups in your bovver boots and telling people to stop mugging you off” – Kerrang!
“The Quick wit of Slaves observational songwriting has lifted them from DIY concern to a major record deal” – Q
“If you shut your eyes this is what Black keys might have sounded like if they were raised on Shane Meadows films” – The Observer
“It will be hard to forget Slaves” –London Evening Standard
“Like a scary version of madness” – The Sun
Are You Satisfied Deluxe Edition – available here!
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