The Genesis man was not won over by the duo's persistent attempts to work with him
Appearing on Red Stripe Presents: This Feeling TV, the band explained they had contacted some high profile drummers to appear in the video for ‘Chokehold’.
Asked if anyone had turned them down, guitarist Laurie Vincent replied: “Yeah, Phil Collins – and then Phil again. Then his management were like, ‘Leave him alone.'”
Singer and drummer Isaac Holman added: “There were a few. We aimed high but we got shot down.”
In the end, Slaves managed to recruit a host of drummers from bands including Royal Blood, Hinds, Wolf Alice, Peace, Blur, and The Maccabees, as well as a gorilla – a reference to the Dairy Milk advert that featured one such animal drumming to Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight’.
Earlier this month, the pair released a new music video for ‘Magnolia’, which saw them become painters and decorators. In a press release, they described the song as being a “tongue-in-cheek tribute to the bland and ubiquitous paint which was found its way into so many of our homes.”
The Kent duo released their third album ‘Acts Of Fear And Love‘ in August. In a four-star review, NME said: “The Kent punks reinvigorate their sound to brilliant effect on album number three, expanding their breakneck tunes into arena territory.”
Meanwhile, Slaves will head out on tour in the UK next month in support of ‘Acts Of Fear And Love’. The new run of dates will conclude at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 24 for what will be the band’s biggest headline show to date. Remaining tickets for the tour are available to purchase here.
Slaves will play:
Wed 7 Nov 2018 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Thurs 8 Nov 2018 – Glasgow Barrowland
Fri 9 Nov 2018 – Glasgow Barrowland
Sat 10 Nov 2018 – Nottingham Rock City
Thu 15 Nov 2018 – Norwich UEA
Fri 16 Nov 2018 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Sat 17 Nov 2018 – Manchester Academy
Mon 19 Nov 2018 – Leeds O2 Academy
Tue 20 Nov 2018 – Bristol O2 Academy
Thu 22 Nov 2018 – Cardiff Tramshed
Fri 23 Nov 2018 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Sat 24 Nov 2018 – London Alexandra Palace