Sløtface Debut New Track “New year, new me” + New Album ‘Sorry For The Late Reply’ Out Jan 31
December 6, 2019 BY Nettwerk
“With a grooving rhythm and vocal melody, the song builds anxious tension in its squealing guitars and Shea’s drill sergeant delivery.” – Consequence of Sound
“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
Today, Norway’s Sløtface debut new song “New year, new me” via FLOOD Magazine, in anticipation of their long-awaited sophomore album Sorry for the Late Reply due out January 31, 2020 on Nettwerk/Propeller Recordings. Alongside the track, they’ve announced a UK/European headline tour for Spring 2020, following their recent sold out run with Canadian punk heavyweights PUP. Tickets go on sale Friday 9am local time.
Of the new track, vocalist Haley Shea says: “This one is about all the promises we keep to ourselves, and all the good advice we give but never take. I’m a master of thinking I can always be better, work harder, sleep less, do more, but maybe that’s not always possible. It’s about working on taking care of yourself and taking advice you would give to someone else.”
After road-testing new songs in prisons across Norway as part of a nationwide arts initiative, the new record is full of blistering punk fizz and earworm hooks, articulated by masterfully melancholic lyricism. The band continues to earn acclaim with recent album singles “S.U.C.C.E.S.S.”, decrying injustices faced by women and immigrants and debuted with Consequence of Sound, the blistering “Telepathetic”, and environmentally anxious call to action “Sink or Swim”, each injected with undeniable Sløtface energy made even more palpable by Shea’s versatile voice.
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.
Don’t miss Sløtface in a city near you!
Upcoming UK/EU Tour dates:
Mar 14th | Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
Mar 15th | Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Mar 16th | Cardiff, UK @ Clwb ifor Bach
Mar 18th | Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club
Mar 19th | Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club Loft
Mar 20th | Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Mar 21st | Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
Mar 23rd | Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Mar 24th | Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Mar 26th | Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Mar 27th | London, UK @ The Garage
Mar 28th | Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Mar 30th | Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Mar 31st | Amsterdam, NL @ Cinetol
Apr 1st | Antwerp, BE @ Kavka
Apr 3rd | Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Apr 4th | Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
Apr 5th | Munich, DE @ Sunny Red