Sløtface Releases Debut ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ To Stellar International Acclaim!
September 15, 2017 BY Nettwerk
“ …the band nails down flaming guitar riffs over a fluid bass line, topped with the playful vocals of lead singer Haley Shea.” — FADER
“Like the Scandinavian version of Sleater-Kinney, Sløtface deal out pointed guitar work and jarring melodies with a feminist fire.” — Consequence of Sound
“ …sounds kind of like if Paramore met the Donnas and decided to start playing punk houses.”
— TIDAL “Rising”
“Norway’s Sløtface Makes Political Rock You Can Dance To” — NYLON
“ …explosive and bold, pushing [Haley Shea’s] unexpected lyrical couplets and lacerating wit right up to the edge of collapse.” — AV Club
“Try Not To Freak Out is a solid rock record throughout… ” — PASTE
“…Sløtface has solidified themselves as a band on a mission to deliver a message with their music out to the masses.” — Alternative Press
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ — DIY
★ ★ ★ ★ — Kerrang!
★ ★ ★ ★ — Dork
★ ★ ★ ★ — NME
★ ★ ★ ★ — CLASH Magazine
Norway’s Sløtface release their hotly anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out today via Propeller Recordings/Nettwerk ! With accolades pouring in from the US and abroad, the album is a massive stomper perfectly poised as a generational rallying cry. The band intimately covers issues – spanning from unrealistic beauty standards to adolescent dilemmas – with their signature brooding wit and epic punk chops.
Singer Haley Shea’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. Lorde offered praise to the band, Tweeting “omg this is rad!!!” to the band’s rendition of her Melodrama track “Supercut“ on Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ .
It’s been 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 1 and playlist adds at triple j (AUS) Virgin Radio and Radio X (UK). Following numerous European summer festivals and their very first Australian headline tour, the band aim to return to the US in the coming months. 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!