Listen to Slaves’ punky cover of The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’

Kent duo covered the 2015 chart-topper in the Live Lounge earlier today (October 5)

Slaves covered The Weeknd‘s ‘The Hills’ during their appearance in the Radio 1 Live Lounge earlier today (October 5).

As well as delivering a punky take on Abel Tesfaye’s 2015 chart-topper, the Kent duo also performed ‘Spit It Out’ from their new album ‘Take Control’, which was released last Friday (September 30).

Slaves – The Hills (The Weeknd cover) in the Live Lounge

Slaves cover The Weeknds’ The Hills in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

Slaves – Spit It Out in the Live Lounge

Slaves perform Spit It Out in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

‘Take Control’ follows last year’s debut ‘Are You Satisfied?’, which peaked at Number Eight in the charts and earned the duo a Mercury Prize nomination. The new album features collaborations with former Beastie Boys rapper Mike D and Baxter Dury. It was recorded at Jackson Browne’s studio in Santa Monica, California, with Mike D producing. Speaking to NME recently, the band described the album as “heavy, dirty and fun”.

READ: ‘Take Control’ – the NME review

Slaves will support the album on an extensive UK headline tour this November. Check out the full list of dates below.

Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (November 10)
Truro Hall For Cornwall (11)
Cardiff University (13)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (14)
Leeds O2 Academy (15)
Newcastle O2 Academy (17)
Glasgow Barrowland (18)
Birmingham O2 Academy (19)
Bristol O2 Academy (21)
Leicester O2 Academy (22)
Nottingham Rock City (23)
Sheffield O2 Academy (25)
Manchester Albert Hall (26)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (29-30)