With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Tuesday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in music that we think you should hear.
Kent punk duo Slaves are relentless in letting their presence be known, with their brand new record doing just that exceptionally well as they demand attention of their listeners. A worthy cause, too, hitting some pretty big political topics in the 30 minute riff-heavy tracklist. That’s not all they do though, as their third studio album - in the space of three years - showcases the band’s growth and development into some entirely new sounds, and all without losing their gritty punk, Sex Pistols-esque roots. While vocals are still spat with venom from standing drummer Isaac in tracks ‘Bugs’, ‘The Lives They Wish They Had’ and leading single ‘Cut and Run’, there are ballad style singles such as ’Daddy’ which hears the vocalist actually sing rather than his usual growls. A welcome change for the duo, who don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
Slaves are taking to Leeds Festival this August bank holiday weekend, alongside Kings Of Leon, Courteeners, The Vaccines, Don Broco and more.
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