Take Control

  • Brand: Slaves
  • Product Code: slaves-takecontrol
Artist : Slaves
Label : Virgin Records
Format : LP - Black Vinyl
Condition : New
Released : 2016
Genre : Rock Punk Post Punk
  • 21.90€


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Regular Edition in Black Vinyl
Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman of Slaves are a post-ironic punk band; their modus operandi being that if you’re a pair of millennials from Royal Tunbridge Wells (or, indeed, from the 21st century in pretty much any capacity) you cannot seriously attempt to re-create the genre without seeming anodyne or pointlessly derivative. So they don’t. Instead, their debut album, 2015’s Are You Satisfied?, saw the duo deploy punk tropes with equal amounts of archness and genuine enthusiasm. They manage to pull off this attitude with aplomb – it’s how they were able to record a punky cover of Skepta’s Shutdown that was both funny and too gratifying to actually be a joke. And yet, on this second record, that posturing is over-shadowed by tedious sonic abrasion. There are still moments that amuse – such as a 45-second hardcore punk song called Fuck the Hi-Hat, and the nicotine-stained new wave of Steer Clear – but ultimately they seem too few and far between. Chugging clatter and repetitive shouting is still offensively dull, even if they don’t really mean it. … as it’s our birthday month, we have a small favour to ask. It’s not every day you turn 200. As you’re joining us today from Greece, we hope you’ll help us celebrate two centuries of independent, high-impact Guardian journalism. Since 1821, tens of millions have placed their trust in our quality reporting, turning to us in moments of crisis, uncertainty, solidarity and hope. And this is just the beginning. Thanks to funding from more than 1.5 million Guardian supporters in 180 countries, we’ve remained open to all, and fiercely independent. With no shareholders or billionaire owner, we set our own agenda and provide truth-seeking journalism that’s free from commercial and political influence. When it’s never mattered more, we can investigate and challenge without fear or favour. Unlike many others, Guardian journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of global events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action. Over the past 200 years, we have reported on the most critical issues and events of the day, and published countless exclusives that have held the powerful to account and exposed incompetence, injustice and impropriety. From Windrush to Wikileaks, Snowden to Cambridge Analytica, and from the climate crisis to racial discrimination, our journalists investigate wrongdoing in the hope that revealing it will help put it right. If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Guardian from as little as €1 – it only takes a minute. If you can, please consider supporting us with a regular amount each month. Thank you. Support the Guardian Remind me in June Accepted payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal Topics Slaves Pop and rock Indie Punk album reviews Reuse this content

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