Norway’s Sløtface are poised to take over summertime soundwaves both in the US and abroad with the release of their highly anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out September 15 via Propeller Recordings/Nettwerk. Today, the band is debuting a brand new video for their blistering pop punk anthem “Pitted” with NME. Of the track, Haley explains,“It’s basically our pep talk anthem for getting yourself out of the house for a night out. The lyrics are all snapshots from good nights out that we’ve had and we really think the way the song progresses represents the way a memorable night of partying feels.” Lasse goes on to explain how many of the band’s adventures are mentioned in the lyrics of “Pitted.” “And after being a band in five years we have a lot of stupid footage on our cellphones of each other doing stupid stuff. So why not share it with everyone? Also we felt like the lo-fi footage sits well with the vibe of the song.”
The band was featured as a “TIDAL “Rising” act earlier this week, following a conversation with FADER where they shared their zine alongside the first episode of their tour documentary, Tour With Tor On Tour.
Try Not To Freak Out is a massive rock record – one that weds their behemoth pop exuberance with epic punk chops. Guitars gleam, choruses soar, and Halvard’s racing drums exude pure adrenaline. Haley’s forceful, firework-spitting punk slices through you with an immediacy and confidence of someone several records in. Her lyrics aren’t explicitly gendered, but she transcends indie rock bravado and self-pity, instead aiming to dismantle the patriarchal structures that hurt society and block progress. Whether it’s a love song from an unexpected perspective or a critique on power and ego, the foursome’s message and undeniably catchy riffs have inspired critics and fans across the globe.
2016 was a sensational year for Sløtface – clocking up more than 6000 plays across international radio, including weekly spins from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1and a playlist add at triple j in Australia. The band will play a handful of European summer festivals and aim to return to the US later this year. Full list of tour dates HERE. Stay tuned for opportunities to experience the band live in the US and for more news on Sløtface coming soon!