For one night only, Slaves brought the party to Brighton Pier for DIY at The Great Escape this year. Everyone’s favourite Tunbridge Wellian hard rockers Slaves took up residency in the Horror Hotel ride – yep, literally inside it – and brought along some mates for the evening, too. It was our first ever Pier Party and not even twelve hours of solid, torrential rain could bring us down!
Kicking off at DIY’s end-of-pier venue Horatio’s with Superfood and Hull boys LIFE, our headliners Slaves took the party outside for the most wet and wild show this side of spring break! Having turned the second level of the pier’s Horror Hotel into a temporary stage, Isaac & Laurie emerged face-painted and bathed in eerie half-light to stomp and rage their way around Brighton’s most ghoulish of attractions.
It was chucking it down, but Slaves have the kind of fervent and adoring fanbase that couldn’t care less – they had a true spectacle to justify their love with and Slaves knew exactly how to throw a more than memorable night. It looked like the sheer power of the duo’s set might literally bring down the pier… read all about it here.
DIY hosted three nights over the weekend – Superfood, LIFE and Slaves on the Thursday, The Magic Gang, Sløtface and co. the following night, with Sorry, The Big Moon and more rounding things up on Saturday – and we managed to take five minutes to shove a mic in our favourite bands’ faces across the evenings! The results are all yours to devour; listen to the new episode and subscribe to the DIY Podcast here.