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Black History Month Special, Features

Black History Month: what it is and why it matters

The month of October marks Black History Month in the UK, an annual observance originating in the United States, during which the Afro-Caribbean communities are celebrated and landmark events of black history are remembered. It is a celebration of the history of the African diaspora, the collective term for the African communities dispersed around the…


Slaves – Take Control ★★★

The first Slaves’ album had charm. Amongst its aggression was something fresh, quirky and enjoyable, which are all things that are hard to find in the new album. The record isn’t awful by any means, but it feels forced, from its title of Take Control to tracks like ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’, which sounds like a…


Slaves’ singer Isaac Holman dislocates shoulder in LCR gig

Punk-duo Slaves’ set at the LCR was cut short on 18th November after singer Isaac Holman took an ill-advised stage-dive, three songs before the end of the gig, which resulted in him dislocating his shoulder. The band, who were recently nominated for the Mercury Prize and performed alongside Skepta at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend…