“I’ve kind of gone for an early 2000s David Beckham cut,” says tattooed drumming machine Laurie Vincent as he explains his new do to band mate Isaac Holman. Together, they make up Slaves, the British punk twosome that muscled their way into the top 10 with their debut album Are You Satisfied?. Just days before their three stage-crushing performances at Glasto, we grabbed a beer with them to see how we can turn our bromance into big bucks…
Laurie: It’s not a modern pale ale, it’s an old one. It’s not fizzy or hoppy enough for me. I think the one I like, the fizzy one, was a product of prohibition when they tried to make their own beers.
Laurie: Scary. Have you seen Lawless? Tom Hardy is sick in that. There were enough sweets on our shoot to make anyone vomit, but when was the last time you were properly sick?
Laurie: I think it was after a magazine awards thing. It does happen to me quite a lot. I’m still not an adult – I haven’t decided when I’ve had enough. I still have a few years to mature, though.
Issac: I’m the opposite. I don’t puke.
Laurie: I made sure we always had an orange on the side. Apparently, citrus fruits in a room affect the feng shui, so we always have a load of oranges dotted about the room to help with our ‘chi’.
Issac: I assume that’s why people own fruit bowls.
Laurie: We know that Robbie Williams is a fan because he tweeted us. He said that Isaac’s his favourite as he looks like a love child of him and Ant McPartlin.
Laurie: I don’t think any two-piece is a two-piece just because it looks good. Usually it means one writes the songs and the other drums, but we’re totally 50/50. It works. A Black Keys song without the drums is still a Black Keys song, and a White Stripes song without Meg is still White Stripes. With us, you need us both.
Slaves are touring throughout November and their single Sockets is out 4 September