ALBUM REVIEW: Slaves – Acts Of Fear And Love | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 17.08.18






We’re not angry anymore” is a comment that you wouldn’t expect from an inherently feral, punk-enthused band such as Slaves. But their new album Acts of Fears and Love definitely mirrors the band’s current mindset.

Following the success of Mercury nominated debut album Are You Satisfied? in 2015 and Take Control in 2016, comes an honest record that still possesses the same power and drive, but brings with it an unexpected maturity. Genre goes out of the window with notably toned down beats alongside dreamier, melancholic tracks. The album even contains the band’s first attempt at writing a pop love song. Fans of the usual vitriolic display of hounding drumbeats may want to take a backseat with this one.


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