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Rowdy garage punk duo Slaves are set to return to the region in December.

After being set to originally play a sold out show at Newcastle University this month as part of their mammoth UK tour, the announcement of a Mercury Prize nomination forced the pair to unfortunately postpone their date, due to the awards ceremony. All is not lost though, as they’re returning just in time for Christmas, this time with the show being held at the O2 Academy on Tuesday 15th December.

The twosome, consisting of Isaac Holman on drums and lead vocals, and Laurie Vincent on guitar and vocals, are famed for their low-fi, catchy songs, boisterous live shows, and hilarious social media presence.

They’ve been on the go since 2012, where they self-released the Sugar Coated Bitter Truth EP, but shot to fame in 2014 with singles Where’s Your Car, Debbie?, Hey, and The Hunter. This built up to their Mercury-nominated debut Are You Satisfied? being released this year to rave reviews.
Slaves have played in Newcastle before; twice in one day, in fact. In February of this year they played The Cluny as part of the BBC 6 Music festival, and then paid their first visit to the Academy as part of the NME Tour with Palma Violets, Fat White Family, and The Wytches.

The release of Are You Satisfied? has made the world fall in love with the cheeky duo even more, and after seeing them live, you’ll totally get why.

Slaves play O2 Academy, Newcastle on the 15th of December.

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