10PM // $15 // 21+
Raw U.K. punk duo SLAVES (UK) were formed in 2013 in leafy Maidstone, Kent by guitarist Laurie Vincent and drummer Isaac Holman, both in their early twenties at the time. After meeting Vincent on the gig circuit, Holman briefly became part of his band Bareface before the two decided to leave and start in a new direction. With just one electric guitar and a stripped-down drum setup consisting of just two cymbals, a snare drum, and a floor tom (which Holman played standing up), the pair shared vocal duties, forging a harsh, vicious, cathartic, and uniquely British sound. Six years and four albums later, SLAVES (UK) are still hell bent on delivering the same raw and aggressively passionate performance everyone’s come to love.