Oh goody, a new single from Slaves! The chirpy Tunbridge two have grabbed Sockets from their album Are You Satisfied?, and backed it with a B-side. The music is fairly straight-forward punk rock, but it’s the vocals that get me: aggravating shouts, and not in the good way. Heavy-vinyl 7” on Virgin EMI.
4/10 Clinton Staff review, 02 September 2015Sitcom idea. Sleaford Mods and Slaves trapped together on an endless world tour. There are similarities between them - they part share a fan base, their names both begin with Sl, they are both ‘punk influenced’. SM are grumpy old men, Slaves are irritating, bouncing youth. It might just have legs..... unlike Slaves career which will last not that much longer than this review. Tunbridge Wells 'finest' offer a fuzzy blast of youthful punk. The tune isn’t actually all that awful but the delivery is too hammed up to be at all convincing. The vocals recall the ‘sneering’ growl of those late ’70’s pantomime punkers.... they mean it maaaaan. The B side is even worse. Actually it’s probably the worst song I’ve ever heard. This is the punk of Chelsea, 999 as re-badged by simpering, pointless youth.
8/10 trytuf Customer review, 11th September 2015
Oooh I think the last review is being a little harsh. As someone who served there time in the trenches in Punk War of 1977 I think this a great record; a real throw back to some of the early punk singles. I have already annoyed various family members by playing this, so it must have something going for it. If only it has a 1,2,3,4 intro but then i can always add my own can't I? Well the review software says I have to write a minimum number of characters before I can submit my review, that shouldn't be too difficult should it?
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