SLOTFACE – ” Doctor “

Posted: October 6, 2020 in MUSIC
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Sløtface, 2020. Credit: Marthe Thu

Norwegian political punks Slotface were just over a month into the release of their acclaimed second album ‘Sorry For The Late Reply‘ when the coronavirus lockdown forced them to scrap their tour and stay home. Then, after months of trying to distract themselves, they decided to re-record a bunch of their songs in a much more stripped-down way to the fiery post-punk you may know them for.

As a result, the songs took on a new life and meaning – including an old one that nearly never saw the light of day. ‘Doctor’ is released – a track that deals with “the struggles women face with a lack of understanding and focus on their bodies in medicine”. It’s also the first taster of a new acoustic album ‘Slumber Tapes’ coming out next month. Lasse Løkoy [bassist] explains.

It’s almost two weeks since you got to hear the first track! What did you all think about “Doctor”? It was really fun to share it with you guys, especially since it’s been laying around since Try Not To Freak Out. “We had originally recorded ‘Doctor’ for ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ as one of the first songs we worked on, but then it didn’t make the cut,” singer Haley Shea says “We feel that it really gets to shine with a new arrangement.

This Friday we’re releasing the rest of “the Slumber Tapes” – some new songs and some re-recorded versions of old stuff with a bit of a new sound. We’d talked about making an ‘acoustic’ album for a long time, and when all of our touring plans suddenly went down the drain we suddenly had a lot of time free, and we chose to spend it in the studio.

Haley Shea (Vocals Guitar), Tor-Arne Vikingstad (guitarist) , Lasse Løkoy (bassist)

Propeller Recordings Released on: 2020-09-25

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