Slaves unleash stomping Britpop inspired single ‘Chokehold’

Following on from their infectious single ‘Cut & Run’, Slaves release the bubblegum inflected pop-punk belter ‘Chokehold’ ahead of the release of their third album ‘Acts of Fear and Love’.

Like a razor blade wrapped in candy floss, ‘Chokehold’ finds the band embracing the poppier side of their song writing, whilst still having more bite than their contemporaries. Inspired by the anthemic Britpop of the 90’s, as well as the more melodic end of Grunge and Riot Grrrl, the song muses on rejection and lost love.

“Chokehold’s our attempt at writing a pop love tune,” says Laurie. At first Isaac was concerned he was wearing his heart on his sleeve a bit. “A lot of men have had that feeling of being dumped and not spoken about it,” he says.

The video’s narrative tells another story of rejection. Following the success of the ‘Cut & Run’ dance, Isaac has left the band to pursue his dream of being an international dance sensation, with Laurie left behind to audition for a new drummer. One by one, in walks Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood), Joel Amey (Wolf Alice), Dom Boyce (Peace), Joey Jordison lookalike (Slipknot) Sam Doyle (Maccabees), Amber Grimbergen (HINDS), Yorkshire’s No.1 Peter Criss lookalike (KISS), the Phil Collins loving gorilla from the Dairy Milk advert and the one and only Dave Rowntree (Blur)

Here’s hoping all is resolved as the band take the new album direct to fans with an in-store tour performing/signing albums at local record stores across the country very soon!

Pre-order ‘Acts of Fear and Love’ here