Slaves are back with a full-throttle music video for their track ‘Bugs’. Made in partnership with Carling and Long Live The Local, the video is a powerful tribute to the band’s love for the Great British pub, which marked the starting point of their careers. Watch Here
‘Without pubs we would have had nowhere to start our career’ Slaves explained. ‘Pubs are so important to the careers of musicians. They are pillars of communities and need saving.’
The song itself is commanding, riff-heavy punk, with a thundering bassline from Laurie driving the track forward, while Isaac rages against society’s decline and the deluge of questionable information we’ve all been subjected to over the last few years.
The ‘Bugs’ music video intends to shine a light on the Long Live The Local campaign, which calls for a cut to beer duty to help keep pubs alive. The duo performs in a packed pub to a crowd of joyous punters, before flashing to a dystopian vision where pubs are derelict.
David Cunningham, Programme Director of Long Live The Local commented, ‘Pubs have long been the home of live music. They are a breeding ground for talent – past, present & future, a place where bands meet their first fans. However, with three pubs a day closing their doors for good, live music is under threat. We need to keep pubs alive to keep music live, which is why we’re asking music fans across Britain to sign our petition calling on the Chancellor to cut beer duty’.
Miranda Osborne, Brand Director at Carling added, ‘Carling has been bringing musicians and fans together for decades. It remains an integral part of our brand ethos today, from our sponsorship of music venues to our nationwide Made Local campaign’.
Carling’s Made Local campaign champions initiatives that have a significant impact on local communities and the pubs that play such a key role in them. All over the UK it supports those people who are making things happen in their hometown, just like Carling in Burton-on-Trent. The music video is hoping to shine a light on the important role pubs play in the community and the role they have played in the band’s own career, as well as other musicians.