Sløtface Announce New Album ‘Sorry For The Late Reply’ Out Jan 31 + Premiere New Track “S.U.C.C.E.S.S.”
October 24, 2019 BY Nettwerk
“Their sparky indie punk still evokes sunny days and exhilarating nights” – Kerrang!
“ …the band nails down flaming guitar riffs over a fluid bass line, topped with the playful vocals of lead singer Haley Shea.” – FADER
“Norway’s Sløtface Makes Political Rock You Can Dance To” – Nylon
“Their sound embraces the fierce, satisfying aggression of punk and hardcore and the foot-tapping, bounce-around vigor of pop.” – Interview Magazine
“ …explosive and bold, pushing [Haley Shea’s] unexpected lyrical couplets and lacerating wit right up to the edge of collapse.” – AV Club
Norway’s Sløtface announce their upcoming sophomore album Sorry for the Late Reply due out January 31, 2020 via Nettwerk/Propeller Recordings. After road-testing new songs in prisons across Norway as part of a nationwide arts initiative, the record is full of blistering punk fizz and earworm hooks, articulated by masterfully melancholic lyricism. Songwriter and vocalist Haley Shea opens up about her experience being American living in Norway with American parents and touches on the personal effects of climate change, fearlessly feeling out her emotions – rage, confusion, vulnerability – on the current state of the world.
Shea describes the explosive new single “S.U.C.C.E.S.S.” as “a song about this idea of women or immigrants having to work extra hard to prove you’re good enough,” and it is delivered just as furiously as you’d expect with splintering guitars like The Cure staring into a funhouse mirror. It is an anthemic call to arms, declaring “you’re gonna be a success” across its chorus and reminding all that Sløtface remain a band to believe in as they believe in you too. On a related note, “Passport” functions as a complex, wistful condemnation of the U.S., which simultaneously can’t quite shake its heritage. “It felt too simple to say “Fuck America” because that’s not how I feel,” she says.
Listen/Share “S.U.C.C.E.S.S.” Here:
A bombastic, multi-faceted exploration of sonic prowess and thoughtful commentary, the long-awaited new album marks the first time the band have acted as co-producers, as they worked alongside Odd Martin Skålnes (Sigrid, Aurora) in creating their most accomplished body of work to date. The band will head out on a UK and European run with PUP this November, with US dates to come in 2020.
Sorry for the Late Reply Tracklist:
5. Tap the Pack
6. New Year, New Me
8. Crying in Amsterdam
9. Laugh At Funerals
11. Sorry for the Late Reply
12. Sink or Swim
13. Crying in Amsterdam (reprise)