Slaves kicked off 2014 in a typically explosive fashion with their single ‘Where’s Your Car Debbie?’. Now, six months later, the duo have returned with ‘Hey’, another fiery slice of garage-punk that should keep fans’ burning desire for new music settled until winter comes around.
From the moment the pair’s pent-up aggression storms in at the ten second mark, the track is a blistering two and a half minutes of intense, thundering guitars and crashing drums. They partner perfectly with the madcap lyrics that are hollered by the band in a way that captures the passionate energy of their live performances spectacularly.
Following the success of their previous single and the hype that their live shows continue to generate, it’s likely that a lot of new people will be entering Slaves’ world and ‘Hey’ is the perfect introduction to what they’re all about – volume and big, raucous fun.
It would be fantastic if Slaves’ growing success lead to the release of a full-length album in the near future, but their tracks are so thrilling in their usual short, fast-paced form that’d it be no great shame if the duo forgot about long form releases in favour of releasing singles of this calibre every once in a while. If only they’d be so kind as to not make us wait a half a year next time.
For our interview with Slaves click here.
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Review by Jake Green |