Slaves are an English punk duo from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, consisting of drummer Isaac Holman and guitarist Laurie Vincent, who share vocal duties.
Formed in 2012, they released their debut EP, 'Sugar Coated Bitter Truth', via Girl Fight Records. They released their debut single, Where's Your Car Debbie?, in 2014, via Fonthill Records, before they signed to Virgin EMI.
The duo were nominated for the BBC Sound of 2015 poll and released their debut album, 'Are You Satisfied?', in 2015, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and hit #8 in the UK Albums Chart. The band released their second album, ’Take Control’, in September 2016.
They've played headline shows and tours all over the UK and North America, have co-headlined with CKY and have played festivals such as Dreamland, Reading and Leeds and more.
Slaves played intimate UK shows in July 2018 surrounding their new album 'Acts of Fear and Love', which is due for release in August. They also share two co-headline North American tours this year too, one with CKY, and one with Escape the Fate. In November, they head back to the UK and Europe for more headline shows. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Tue 21st Aug 2018
Whether it’s because they’ve pricked the ears of primetime Radio 1 DJs, or because they’ve signed to one of the biggest record labels in the world, or because their songs spout trite counterculture messages, the likes of which any 16-year-old has already heard too many times, Slaves always come across as punk-lite. It’s been said that they’re punk for those who don’t really know what punk is, and their new record, ‘Acts of Fear and Love’, proves that maxim still rings true.