Slaves is untrammeled garage rock, concentrated punk attitude, and a British accent you could cut with a knife. The duo’s latest album, Take Control, was produced by Mike D of the Beastie Boys: “I have the impression that today, the world needs an album like this one: less polished, more alive and raw.” Still relatively unknown in Europe, Slaves has been hugely successful in Great Britain. With its devastating riffs and galvanizing refrains, their first album Are You Satisfied reached number 8 on the charts in a single week. But it’s on stage that the duo’s energy really shines. Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent are hyperactive, and seem to have stepped right out of a gang of London hooligans. The singer leaps up and down and plays the drums standing up while his partner serves up dirty riffs on guitar, or on bass for a more imposing sound. That instrument obviously calls to mind another English duo present at the Lab that evening: Royal Blood!