TRY NOT TO FREAK OUT
PROPELLER RECORDS / NETTWERK
SARAH AVRIN (Publicist)
Norway’s Sløtface have a live-wire energy and introspection beyond their years. Led by vocalist Haley Shea with guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy and Halvard Skeie Wiencke on drums, the band released their highly anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out on September 15 via Propeller Recordings.
Try Not To Freak Out is nothing short of 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. It’s a record made for the height of summer, for punching a pillow, or for drowning out the rest of the world. And it’s all the better for Sløtface’s unique lyrical perspective; Haley’s 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.
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 1 and a playlist add at triple j in Australia. Away from radio, the band are celebrated by the likes of The Guardian, Billboard, NME, Noisey, DIY Magazine, Kerrang!, Rocksound, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, CLRVYNT, Upset, CLASH, Consequence of Sound, alongside many others. Stay tuned for opportunities to experience the band live in the US and for more news on Sløtface coming soon!