Watch The New Video From The Slaves ‘Hypnotised’
Slaves have unveiled a video for their track ‘Hypnotised’.
The band released their second album ‘Take Control’ in September. It followed on from last year’s debut ‘Are You Satisfied?’, which peaked at Number Eight in the charts and earned the duo a Mercury Prize nomination.
The new album features collaborations with former Beastie Boys rapper Mike D and Baxter Dury. It was recorded at Jackson Browne’s studio in Santa Monica, California, with Mike D producing. Speaking to NME recently, the band described the album as “heavy, dirty and fun”.
The video for ‘Hypnotised’, lifted from ‘Take Control’, sees the duo performing in a tiny room with psychedelic glasses on. Watch the ‘Hypnotised’ clip in full below:
Slaves are an English punk duo from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, which formed in 2012. It consists of Laurie Vincent (guitar, bass, vocals) and Isaac Holman (drums, vocals). Their music has been described as “British punk with harsh bluesy garage riffs”.
They released their first EP Sugar Coated Bitter Truth in 2012 under Girl Fight Records. Their first single, “Where’s Your Car Debbie?”, was released by Fonthill Records in early 2014 and they were then signed by Virgin EMI. They released their first single under Virgin EMI, “Hey”, in November 2014, followed by “The Hunter” in the same month. They appeared on Later… with Jools Holland and were nominated for the BBC‘s Sound of 2015.
The duo released their debut album, Are You Satisfied?, on 1 June 2015. It reached number 8 in its first week on the UK Albums Chart. The album was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Music Prize.
They released their second album, titled Take Control on 30 September 2016, which features a collaboration with Mike D of the Beastie Boys on the track “Consume or Be Consumed”. The album fared even better in the charts than the first, getting to number 6 in its first week on the UK Albums Chart.