SOFT PLAY (FKA Slaves) release a banger of a video ‘Punk’s Dead’

Single/Video Review

Soft Play, Photo by Tommy Davies

After an unexpected hiatus spanning several years, Laurie Vincent (guitar, bass, keys) and Isaac Holman (vocals, drums) announced in late 2022 that they would reignite their partnership under the SOFT PLAY moniker, teasing their return to the studio.

Braced by a cast of friends and fans who contribute vocals to the track’s bridge, including multi-award-winning English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, the playful return of serve arrives as a timely reminder of the spirit of humour, joy and community which has always been the cornerstone of the duo’s identity.

Across three UK top-ten charting albums, taking root from their 2015 Mercury Prize-nominated debut, the duo quickly established themselves as an influential force in the British rock landscape. Their distinctive, unapologetic approach to the genre and kinetic live performances have fortified the band’s avid global fanbase, earning them widespread critical acclaim and coveted festival slots.

ROCK AT NIGHT SAYS: Rock At Night used to review and photograph SLAVES’ gigs so we are certainly excited to see they have reformed as SOFT PLAY. ” The “Punk’s Dead” video shows energy, humor, high-energy leaps, and the aggression that we love!



[Verse 1: SOFT PLAY]
Soft play (what mate?) nah, I don’t like this
Spineless shit
Not one bit
I thought you were it
Turns out you’re just another couple of overly emotional pricks
Oi, get these liberal
Lefties typical
This shit isn’t cool
I’m done with it all
Are there any real men left in Britain?
I’m starting to think that there isn’t

[Chorus: SOFT PLAY]
I don’t like change
Punk’s dead, pushing up daisies
Come and get a load of these P.C. babies
Why can’t you just stay the same?
Punk’s dead, pushing up daisies
Come and get a load of this shit

[Verse 2: SOFT PLAY]
Soft play (what matе?) should’ve done your resеarch
I want my money back, boys, for the t-shirts
Should’ve run it by me first
Is your back sore?
I bet your knees hurt
Is this another publicity stunt?
Thought you were rowdy
Thought you were punks
What the fuck’s with the new name anyway?
Soft play? More like soft cunts

SOFT PLAY – 2023 Live Dates

16 November | Glasgow | OVO Hydro*
17 | Manchester | AO Arena*
18 November | Leeds | First Direct Arena*
20 November | Brighton | Brighton Centre*
21 November | Cardiff | Motorpoint Arena*
23 November | Birmingham | Utilita Arena*
24 November | London | Alexandra Palace*
25 November | London | Alexandra Palace*

*with The Prodigy

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