Taken from their third studio album, Acts of Fear and Love, ‘Chokehold,’ is another punk rock bluster to add to the everlasting list of infectious Slaves tracks. We reviewed the track in full, here.
The music video features the story-line of the band searching for a new drummer to replace frontman, Issac Holmon, whilst the lyrics express passionate feelings of rejection and restrictions, as Laurie sings, “I thought I knew her, I stand corrected,” followed later by the chorus, “chokehold, chokehold, you’re so cold, so cold, the way you turned on me.”
Although the lyrics are speaking of a past relationship, with the parody and fun-filled visuals of the music video not correlating, it’s more coherent to suggest the ‘chokehold,’ being between Laurie and Issac. Nonetheless, a video to be deconstructed differently, subject to each fan.
In the video, you can see guest appearances from Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher, the iconic Blur drummer, Dave Rowntree and Sam Doyle – formerly of the Maccabees – among others.
Known for their boisterous, London boy attitudes, and their wittingly sharp sense of humour, ‘Chokehold,’ is another unusual video to add to the collection.
Whilst we’ve heard the likes of, ‘Cut and Run,’ and now, ‘Chokehold,’ the full album Acts of Fear and Love will be officially available from August 17th.
Acts Of Fear and Love Tracklist
‘The Lives They Wish They Had’
‘Acts of Fear and Love’