We are all SLAVES. We are all slaves to something; our jobs, our families, our friends, our lives, hostage to finance, the money we need to earn to survive. Kent based duo Slaves, however, are breaking out of the shackles and doldrums with a vicious and highly original take on raw garage indie rock. Fronted by Isaac Holman (22) on drums and vocals and Laurie Vincent (20) on guitar, Slaves aren't like other bands. Isaac stands up in-front of his drums; there's no kick drum, just snare, two cymbals and floor tom. He replaces the thud of the kick by battering on the floor tom, propelling the sound forward with tribal rhythms and a seething vocal attack whilst beside him Laurie peels off wave-upon-wave of brittle post-punk guitar noise. Slaves are fast, noisy, aggressive and real.
Having already played storming shows and tours with Drenge, Andrew WK and The Skints as well as an incredible set at Reading and Leeds festival in August, the festival appearance was also documented by BBC (link below) and has been followed up with a filmed Maida Vale Session (also linked) and full support across Radio 1 and Radio 6 including Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq who are all now big fans of the young band. The song Beauty Quest (taken from their 2012 mini album 'Sugar Coated Bitter Truth') has already been heavily supported by Radio and there's no sign of relenting as the band head out on tour later this month with Vuvuvultures around the country and complete the year by writing their debut album.
Their next single, the garage rock inspired 'Where's Your Car Debbie?' will be released in January and will mark what is looking to be a very exciting 2014 for the band.
Who knew that only two young men from Kent could make so much noise?
UK TOUR AS SUPPORT TO VUVUVULTURES
Wed 20th Brighton Green Door Store
Thu 21st Bristol The Louisiana
Fri 22nd Newcastle Venue TBA
Sat 23rd Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Sun 24th Sheffield Great Gatsby HEADLINE SHOW
Tue 26th Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Wed 27th Oxford 02 Academy2
Thu 28th London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Fri 29th Liverpool The Shipping Forecast
Sat 30th Leeds Wharf Chambers
Sun 1st Manchester Band On The Wall
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