WEE QUICKIE: Slaves – Take Control

While not the worst thing you’ll ever hear, this quickly fired out follow up to the Kent duo’s solid debut does little to reassure those who see the band as a novelty act. By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro) When Are You Satisfied dropped back in 2015, Slaves found themselves sky-rocketing to fame in such a small frame of…

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TRACK REVIEW: Slaves – Spit It Out

Having stated that their upcoming LP titled Take Control would be “heavy and very different” to their debut, it’s no surprise how colossal Slaves sound on Spit It Out. Opening up with a broody and sinister guitar, the Kent duo don’t hesitate to turns thing up to 11 and deliver an instrumental clusterfuck that will…

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Are You Satisfied? Slaves Second LP Almost Finished

After taking 2015 by storm with a “do something with your life” mantra on their debut LP, Kent duo Slaves are set to release a follow up very soon. Apologising about the last-minute cancellation of their Hairy Dog gig, which was set to take place tomorrow (April 28th), the band said on Facebook: we are…

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Top 25 Albums Of 2015

It’s time. List season. It’s odd how something with such a boring name could cause heated debate amongst many, though that’s nothing new for the internet. So as I’ve always done since 2013, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite albums of the past 12 months, ranging from heavy rock to pop to grime to…

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BCAYMI: November 2015

When I attempted, and failed, to make my series Blink (Clyro) And You’ll Miss It into a monthly thing, I kinda fucked it up. Despite being one of my most popular posts, there was something about it that just didn’t sit with me right, like the potential it had just wasn’t being used. Now after a…

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BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015 Review, 23/05/2015 – 24/05/2015

Festival season is coming. Soon the flower head dresses will be donned, the tents miserably pitched up and the cliché face-paint put on by every guy in sight (happy/sad to admit I did the same at T last year). With Glastonbury just under a month away, the BBC have got music fans hyped for the…

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