TRACK OF THE DAY: Slaves ‘Cheer Up London’

Dusting off the frowns from the capital’s transport system, London Duo, Slaves, have unveiled a brand new single called ‘Cheer Up London‘.

slaves-cheer-up-london-free-download-mp3The pair, whose debut album ‘Are You Satisfied’ is to be released June 1st, premiered the song on BBC Radio 1 early last week. ‘Cheer up London’ is a high energy stab at contemporary punk, dragged forward with a unique look at 21st century Britain.

The single is what we have come to expect from the duo: fast paced, catchy, 2-minute something punk songs, delivered with a razor sharp tongue. Speaking about the song, guitarist Laurie Vincent explained the reference to the capital as having been written after Isaac’s experience on London’s daily transport commute. They also claimed that their upcoming album “is directed at the people, telling them to get up and do something… There is a track called ‘Do Something’.

Despite the band’s somewhat basic structure, it is fair to say that the two-piece champion chaotic, twenty first century punk. Ridding the familiar bullshit and pretentiousness of NME’s radar column.

Having featured on Jools Holland, supported Jamie T’s comeback tour and stole the show at the NME awards tour, Slaves’ debut album is one of 2015’s most anticipated records. Anarchic Live Shows, leave you bruised and comfortably fragile, ripping through every moment with another 2-minute something punk classic, they are constantly raising the bar. Go see them while they’re still fresh!

Slaves will embark on an almost Sold Out headline tour early May:

  • Tue 05 May Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
  • Wed 06 May Scala, London (SOLD OUT)
  • Thurs 07 May Scala, London (SOLD OUT)
  • Sat 09 May Gorilla, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
  • Sun 10 King Tuts, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
  • Mon 11 May The Cluny, Newcastle (SOLD OUT)
  • Wed 13 May Thekla, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
  • Thu 14 May Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
  • Mon 18 May Library at the Institute, Birmingham
  • Tue 19 May Leadmill, Sheffield

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