Slaves: “The Cribs are the model band”

Ahead of their run of intimate UK shows, Slaves explain how much they owe to The Cribs.
Between their massive November UK headline tour and their ‘Back In The Van’ September tour, Slaves are making sure that they’re always accessible.

“It’s something that’s on our mind,” admits Laurie Vincent. “We want to be able to do everything, I think it’s important to do the small shows and the big shows to maintain the balance. Don’t forget where you come from. The Cribs are the model band, I can’t say we made any of these ideas up ourselves, they did all that stuff.”

“You can get big without selling out and I think we are conscious of that. And also, we do love playing the small venues as well as the big stages. It’s always just as important to us,” continues Isaac Holman as Laurie adds, “I always liked seeing The Cribs. You can see ‘em in the small venues and the big ones. We always said if we could do a similar thing to The Cribs, we’d be well proud. That’s what we want to do. They made a career of just doing whatever they wanted and stayed at a nice level. They never sold out, that’s what we’d like to do.”

Slaves play:


05 Oxford Bullingdon

06 Brighton Green Door Store

08 Bridgend Hobos

09 Cheltenham Frog And Fiddle

10 Hebden Bridge Trades Club

12 Sheffield Harley

13 Liverpool Arts Club

15 Carlisle Brickyard

16 Aberdeen Tunnels

17 Scunthorpe Cafe Independent

19 Hull Fruit

20 Leicester Cookie

21 St Albans Horn

23 Penzance Studio Bar

24 Plymouth Junction


10 Bexhill – De La Warr Pavillion

11 Truro – Hall for Cornwall

13 Cardiff – University Great Hall

14 Cambridge – Corn Exchange

15 Leeds – O2 Academy

17 Newcastle – O2 Academy

18 Glasgow – Barrowland

19 Birmingham – O2 Academy

21 Bristol – O2 Academy

22 Leicester – O2 Academy

23 Nottingham – Rock City

25 Sheffield – O2 Academy

26 Manchester – Albert Hall

29 London – Shepherds Bush Empire

30 London – Shepherds Bush Empire

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