SLAVES – ” The Hunter “

Posted: November 30, 2014 in MUSIC
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Royal Blood showed us how much noise can be extracted from a two-piece duo. London based Garage band Slaves – not to be confused with the Californian rockers of the same name – are Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent: one shouts and bangs the drums standing up, the other coaxes great, fat metal riffs from his guitar. They look like two overgrown truants from the rough part of town, but if you shut your eyes this is what the Black Keys might have sounded like had they been raised on Shane Meadows films – wry, suburban disaffection, like Sleaford Mods with less swearing; a hint of Madness and a bit of vaudeville too (“Hello, how’s Amelia? Is she still ugly?” – How’s Amelia). New punk sensations tend to burn out quickly but we think Slaves’ wit will carry them through. They have a song called Where’s Your Car Debbie?, inspired by a true event.

Photo: Jordan Hughes/NME

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