Sløtface’s New Release ‘Magazine’ Is The Norwegian Feminist Punk You’ve Been Needing

Written by Jack Andrew Cribb

Been craving some Norwegian feminist punk? Then look no further, Sløtface got you covered.

Hailed as one of the best bands to look out for in 2017, for their heady mix of danceable, upbeat summer-punk, Sløtface have just released their new single Magazine, which comes as the first release of their upcoming debut album Try Not To Freak Out, set to come out on September 15th.

Sløtface are pretty well-known for their pop-punk-esque anthemic rock, which is half party, half politics. “Maybe sometimes it feels like you’re putting someone on the spot when you’re asking them to have real opinions, which seems like a weird way to approach music in general but for our sake our whole thing is trying to write pop music that’s catchy enough but it’s actually about something important,” explains vocalist Haley Shea.

“Like we’re tricking you into listening to this feminist anthem with like super-clear tendencies but you never realised it.”

Magazine is one of the more traditionally pop-punk pieces by the band, and it’s goddamn sick. With the catchy repeated hook ‘Patti Smith would never put up with this shit’, and an incredibly fun chorus melody, it sounds like the intro to a noughties teen film. Definitely a song you should be putting on your playlists.

Speaking on the track, Shea commented “It’s fuelled by the back and forth of knowing that society creates unrealistic expectations regarding what people “should” look like, and still feeling uncomfortable in your own skin because you don’t live up to those images.”

The band have just started a gargantuan European tour, the dates and venues of which you can check out here:

Apr 27th | Arts Club, Liverpool, UK w/ Los Campesinos!

Apr 28th | Stereo, Glasgow, UK w/ Los Campesinos!

Apr 29th | O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK w/ Los Campesinos!

Apr 30th | The Cluny, Newcastle, UK w/ Los Campesinos

May 1st | KOKO, London, UK w/ Los Campesinos!

May 5th | SPOT Festival, DK

May 11th | O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK w/ The Cribs

May 12th | O2 Academy, Manchester, UK w/ The Cribs

May 13th | O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK w/ The Cribs

May 15th | O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK w/ The Cribs

May 16th | O2 Academy, Bristol, UK w/ The Cribs

May 18th | The Great Escape Festival (Vevo stage), Brighton, UK

May 19th | The Great Escape Festival (DIY stage), Brighton, UK

May 20th | Park Sounds, Huskvarna, SE

May 26th | Jaernatta, Bryne, NO

June 2nd | Art Rock Festival, FR

June 16th | Best Kept Secret Festival, NL

July 8th | 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, UK

July 23rd | Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, UK

Aug 5th | Raumarock, Andalsnes, NO

Aug 12th | Haldern Pop, DE

Aug 16th | Hammerfest, Sommerfeber, NO

Aug 25th | Leeds Festival, UK

Aug 27th | Reading Festival, UK

Sep 6th | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, AU

Sep 7th | Howler, Melbourne, AU

Sep 17th | Musik & Frieden, Berlin, DE

Sep 19th | MTC, Cologne, DE

Sep 21st-23th | Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, DE

Sep 24th | Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, DE

Sep 26th | Strom, Munich, DE

Sep 28th | 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth, UK (Headline tour)

Sep 29th | Actress & Bishop, Birmingham, UK (Headline tour)

Sep 30th | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 1st | Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 3rd | The Basement, York, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 4th | The New Adelphi, Hull, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 5th | The Venue, Derby, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 6th | The Picture House Social, Sheffield, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 7th | Think Tank, Newcastle, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 9th | Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 10th | The Broadcast, Glasgow, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 12th | The Magnet, Liverpool, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 13th | KU, Stockton, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 16th | The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 17th | The Cookie, Leicester, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 18th | The Joiners, Southampton, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 19th | Plymouth, The Underground, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 20th | The Louisiana, Bristol, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 21st | The Purple Turtle, Reading, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 24th | The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 25th | Camden Assembly, London, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 26th | The Cellar, Oxford, UK (Headline tour)

Oct 27th | La Boule Noire, Paris, FR

And to get you interested, you can listen to Sløtface’s new track Magazine right here:

Credit: Sløtface


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