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Norwegian four-piece touting bruising rock with a bark that accurately prepares you for its bite. Following the break-out success of last year’s Empire Records EP, Norwegian pop-punkers Sløtface, are gearing up for a monumentous 2017. They’ve just added a huge October headline tour on top of a raft of festival slots and support dates with both Los Campesinos! and The Cribs. They’ve also got the small task of releasing their debut album, Try Not To Freak Out, which is will be out in September.

Why to get excited about them: Early single ‘Shave My Head’ is a brutal riposte to controlling partners and they’ve followed it up with an equally fiery ‘Empire Records’ EP. Exciting times for Scandinavia’s boldest.

Try Not To Freak Out is out September 15th on Propeller Records.

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Technically, “Sponge State” is Sløtface‘s first single. Well, the first name under the name of Sløtface, anyway. You see up until 1st April 2016, the four-piece band, who hail from Stavanger in Norway, were known instead as Slutface. The change came about because of “social media censorship”, but what the band didn’t change was their brilliant brand of feminist pop punk.

Clearly it hasn’t been a set back for the band, either. “Sponge State” is the first single off an EP of the same name due to be released 27th May 2016 via Propeller Records. From the outset it’s a typhoon of heavy punk guitars and defiance, reminiscent of bands like Bully and Doe. “All my friends are making names for themselves,” singer Haley Shea spits in this anthem to disenfranchised, angsty youth. It’s so relatable that the chorus literally features the line “I keep thinking about that summer we discovered Bon Iver.” We all, and I think I speak for pretty much for the entire planet, remember where we were for that summer,

The EP is set to feature new versions of some of the band’s previously released songs, including the anthemic “Get My Own”, which finds Haley pushing out her own space, not just for herself, but for all women. “We refuse to scared to walk all alone,” she shouts in a particularly rousing cry. It’s the kind of song that is necessary at the moment, the kind of song that people can unite around.

Sløtface are a band that you need to get behind; a band with that rare blend of passion, politics and great song writing.

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New single ’Sponge State’ out now via Propeller Recordings