Slaves at The Dalston Victoria
Think punk is dead? Then you’ve yet to meet Slaves. The British punk-garage duo have been in receipt of increasing attention after touring with Jamie T and Biffy Clyro and making their TV debut on Later…with Jools Holland. Only last week, radio host Zane Lowe announced their single The Hunter as his “hottest record in the world”, and Fearne Cotton recently added the tune to her BBC Playlist, giving us hope that the hottly tipped two-piece will be re-igniting the punk rock scene for 2015.
The bold duo burst on to the stage of The Dalston Victoria, opening their set with the fist-pump inducing Nervous Energy. The Hunter – the track for which the band have most recently received a lot of attention – sounded even angstier in the intensity of the live setting, its infectious guitar melody thundering around the venue. Where’s Your Car Debbie was a clear crowd favourite – chants of “DEBBIE, WHERE’S YA CAR?!” bounced off the dripping walls of the Vic, and we bore witness to the phenomenon that is topless, sweaty moshing breaking out before our very eyes…this was in Dalston.
Aesthetically the pair are terribly exciting to watch, going out with a bang by surfing across the crowd – they are raw, raucous and dripping with angst and it’s not hard to work out why everyone’s talking about them. Slaves will be hitting the road for the 2015 NME awards tour with Fat White Family and The Amazing Snakeheads – where we’re certain they’ll be causing a stir.
Photos: Simon MK Crow
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