Cheer up London! – Slaves @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

If you’re anything like me and grew up in the suburbs going to Punk gigs since your early teenage days than seeing Slaves live these days is anything but a real treat.

Laurie and Isaac put on a proper good show that hits you with full force.

It’s messy, it’s sweaty, you will dance and you will most certainly get beer spilled over you. However, you wouldn’t wanna have it any other way.

Having previously been forced to postpone their show, due to Isaac dislocating his shoulder, the duo finally hit up the O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 14th January 2016.

The sold out venue had been warmed up by the likes of ‘Spring King‘ and the hilarious Wonk Unit who made sure the crowd  had put their dancing shoes on.

At 9:30pm the O2 Forum Kentish Town went dark and the famous sound of the Vengaboys sounded through the venue as Isaac and Laurie took to stage.

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Kicking off their set with the energetic ‘Ninety Nine’ set the mark for the night. The recent single ‘Sockets’ saw the crowd go nuts, mosh pits forming and general mayhem ensued.

Another highlight was witnessing ‘Where’s Your Car Debbie?’ live. Such a great little song that went down proper good with the fans, as they kept shouting back the lyrics, asking poor Debbie where she had parked her car.

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With their unapologetic and unique style Slaves kept the crowd on the edge, proving once more that their sound is made for big stages and festivals. Yet still, their shows are not losing the charm of a good old messy punk gig at someone’s garage or your local pub.

Needless to say that the single ‘ Cheer up London ‘, an ode to the miserable empty souls on the Tube, went down a storm as the majority of gig goers have encountered said shells on their commute through the capital and could totally relate to the song.

Slaves treated their fans by playing their debut album ‘ Are You Satisfied? ‘almost in its entirety. In exchange the fans showed off their best moshing skills and enthusiastically shouted back the lyrics to their favourite Slaves songs.

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Performing ‘ Hey ‘ to wrap up an hour long set only sounded right, tearing the venue apart in good old punk fashion.

With regards to recent events, Slaves making sure David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ gets played whilst leaving the stage was a very sweet gesture.

The whole lot singing along to the famous lyrics while slowly making their way back out into the cold was a great ending to a wicked concert.

If you like your music loud, edgy and full of personality than make sure to see Isaac and Laurie live in action next time they are around.

Just to make it clear, we are not satisfied YET!

 

x,

Mels Jukebox

 

 

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