Slaves postpone gig to finish ‘nearly done’ second album

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Duo released their debut LP 'Are You Satisfied?' in June 2015

Slaves have revealed that they are “nearly” finished with work on their next album, postponing a gig to spend “an extra week” recording.

The Tunbridge Wells duo released their debut LP ‘Are You Satisfied?’ in June 2015, recently revealing plans to NME of its follow-up.

Now the band have now announced via Facebook that they have postponed a gig in Derby to complete the LP. The band write: “To everyone who got tickets to see us play at The Hairy Dog for the Dr Martens new store launch in Derby, we are incredibly sorry but we are having to postpone until the 12th May. We have nearly got album 2 done but need an extra week to finish it. Thanks for your patience. Promise to play some new songs and some really old ones too!”

Slaves recently spoke to NME at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas in February 17, where they picked up an award for Best Music Video.

Speaking following their win, guitarist Laurie Vincent told NME: “We’ve written a load of demos and we’re going to make a new album and yeah, keep having lots of fun.”

Drummer Isaac Holman described the album as sounding “heavy, dirty and fun”, while Vincent added: “If you were to sit on this NME Award with your sphincter, that’s what our new album sounds like.”

Slaves were presented with their Best Music Video award by Game of Thrones stars Isaac Hempstead Wright and Dean Chapman at last week’s ceremony. Accepting the award, the Tunbridge Wells pair thanked their fans for support.

Slaves held off competition from the likes of Rihanna, The Libertines and Blur to scoop the award for the video to ‘Cheer Up London’.