Slaves say they have ‘no plans’ to release Skepta collaboration

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"It might just pop up one day," says guitarist Laurie Vincent

Slaves has said that while they have recorded a song with grime MC Skepta, they have no firm plans to release it.

Speaking to Julie Adenuga as part of her Beats 1 radio show last night (August 11), the band confirmed that they have been in the studio with Skepta after performing with him at a festival earlier in the year. A collaboration came from that session but may never see the light of day.

“The track is there and we’ve heard it, so it’s exciting but there are no plans for it as yet,” Laurie Vincent of Slaves said. “We both really like what each other are doing, and I think we’re both on a very similar path. He’s leading the charge and I feel like we’re following the example he’s setting.”

“So hopefully it will come out one day but y’know it’s quite exciting that there are no plans for it. It might just pop up one day and we might just decide to do a video for it tomorrow.”

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Earlier this week Slaves announced two UK live dates, their biggest headline gig to date and a homecoming show in Tunbridge Wells.

Both new dates take place in December with the duo playing London O2 Academy Brixton on December 17. The following day (December 18), Slaves will perform at Tunbridge Wells Assembly Rooms. Tickets for both gigs go on sale at 9am this Friday.

In addition to the new dates, Slaves already have an extensive UK tour booked for November:

Bristol Anson Rooms (November 14)
Cardiff Student Union (15)
Portsmouth Pyramid (16)
Norwich Waterfront (18)
Glasgow O2 ABC (19)
Newcastle University (20)
Manchester Ritz (21)
Leeds Becketts Student Union (23)
Liverpool O2 Academy 2 (24)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (25)
London Forum (27)