Some of you may be familiar with George Ezra’s love for podcasts which he jokes caused a delay on the release of his second album Staying At Tamara’s. After taking interest in comedians’ long-form conversations on the highs and lows of their industry, the singer-songwriter was struck by the lack of a musical equivalent. So, in February this year he tried his hand at hosting his own: George Ezra & Friends. The award-winning show debuted at number one in the podcast charts and has featured the likes of Elton John, Niall Horan and Justin Young from The Vaccines.

For the third episode of season two earlier this month, Ezra traveled down to Kent to Laurie Vincent of punk rock duo Slaves’ home, where the vocalist/multi-instrumentalist discussed how the town shaped his music career. From begging his parents for guitar and drum lessons to the importance of being DIY to gain respect for and in the greater industry, Vincent revealed the story which lead to Slaves becoming one of the most relevant bands of recent times.

Listen to George Ezra & Friends here with new episodes out every Monday.

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