Latitude 2016

Latitude 2016: Slaves

The band are a well-oiled machine who’ve earned their fans and then some.

By the time Isaac Holman first starts to pummel his drums, there are droves of people sprinting across the Latitude site to pile their way inside the tent for Slaves set. There’s even a hint of hysteria as the pair slam full force into their frenzied set.

Unsurprisingly, the spectacle that is the band’s live show is still as potent as ever. Spitting lyrics with his intense tongue, Holman is an unforgiving frontman of the finest degree and his maddened performance is intoxicating throughout the likes of ‘Sockets’ and ‘Cheer Up London’. While crowds were previously drawn in by curiosity, and the volatile nature of their show, now, they’re fully on-side.

The last twelve months since their debut’s release have been nothing short of fascinating, but - as fans wedge themselves further into the tent to just catch a glimpse of Holman and his partner-in-crime Laurie Vincent - it’s clear that their sets are no longer just a clamour of anger and aggression which piques the interest of a few passers-by. Slaves are a well-oiled machine who’ve earned their fans and then some. Today’s even more proof of that.

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