The song was written with Wolf Alice drummer Joel Amey whilst in the States. The video was self-shot at a BBQ and features the punk duo shaving the head of their lighting guy, Francis.
Speaking to Red Bull UK, guitarist Laurie Vincent said: “Our lighting guy Francis hates getting his hair cut, so naturally we offered to do it for him at our Slaves family BBQ. The following video is what happened. Thanks Francis, thanks everyone.”
‘Take Control’ follows last year’s debut ‘Are You Satisfied?’ and features collaborations with former Beastie Boys rapper Mike D and Baxter Dury.
It was recorded at Jackson Browne’s studio in Santa Monica, California, with Mike D producing.
Speaking NME, the band said that the album is “heavy, dirty and fun”.
Slaves are currently on their ‘Back In the Van’ tour, playing smaller venues to those who pre-ordered the album. They will play across the UK in November on a headline tour.
Slaves will play:
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion (November 10)
Truro Hall For Cornwall (11)
Cardiff University (13)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (14)
Leeds O2 Academy (15)
Newcastle O2 Academy (17)
Glasgow Barrowland (18)
Birmingham O2 Academy (19)
Bristol O2 Academy (21)
Leicester O2 Academy (22)
Nottingham Rock City (23)
Sheffield O2 Academy (25)
Manchester Albert Hall (26)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (29-30)
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