Sløtface Releases New Album ‘Sorry For The Late Reply’ This Friday
January 29, 2020 BY Nettwerk
“ …a grungy take on pop-punk that would sound right at home on a Speedy Ortiz record.” – FLOOD
“a perfect song to kick off 2020.” – KEXP “Song of the Day”
“Plumbing deep into personal and political crises – the everyday injustices endured by women, minorities and immigrants – expect them to win over a new legion of hearts and minds.”
– Kerrang! “Albums To Be Excited About In 2020”
“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
“ …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
Following a slew of acclaimed singles, Norway’s premiere punk band Sløtface release their long-awaited sophomore album Sorry for the Late Reply this Friday on Nettwerk/Propeller Recordings. A bombastic, multi-faceted exploration of sonic prowess and thoughtful commentary, the 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, critically praised by the likes of Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine, and KEXP.
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. Lead single “Telepathetic” rings out with an infectious teen-movie riff, offset against lyrics which betray the stasis of life on tour – a topic also touched on by the meandering, Rilo Kiley-reminiscent “New Year New Me.” While blistering album singles “Tap the Pack”, “S.U.C.C.E.S.S.”, and the environmentally anxious call to action “Sink or Swim”, are injected with undeniable Sløtface energy made even more palpable by Shea’s versatile voice. The band’s full, many-faced embrace of topics so important and intrinsic result in viscerally personal songwriting that fans have come to love and expect. The band will kick off a UK headline tour this March, following their last sold out run supporting Canadian punk heavyweights PUP.