Following the recent announcement of their much anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out — Norway's Sløtface recently shared new track ‘Nancy Drew’, which continues in their fiery footsteps, with vocalist Haley Shea reimagining the track’s teen detective namesake as the noble vanquisher of indie rock’s boys’ club. “My girl is wiping slates clear / And I long for the look / And a soundtrack of women who all know what’s up / I keep hearing their cherry bombs through the walls,” she seethes amid sneaky, plundering guitars.
Led by vocalist Haley Shea with guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy and Halvard Skeie Wiencke on drums, with every move they make, Sløtface look to spin conventions on their head - with debut album Try Not To Freak Out (out September 15th on Propeller Recordings) set to follow suit. Haley’s forceful, firework-spitting punk slices through you with an immediacy and confidence of someone several records in.
Speaking on how 'Nancy Drew' originally came about, the band said: "We wrote the big rock chords and electronica inspired bass hook first. Then for the lyrics - Haley wanted to take some of that power and make it about something really cool and slick. Nancy Drew in the song is basically a super hero version of the original teenage sleuth, who fights the patriarchy and indie music's boys' club."
"The song is about this super hero I tried to create that's based on Nancy Drew", Haley muses. “The album is full of things we're worrying about, so I wanted to put some positivity and strength in as well. For this song I wanted to create a kind of super hero saviour, so I drew inspiration from Nancy Drew and tried to imagine a bad-ass super hero who crushes the music industry's boys' club and the patriarchy with one punch."
"Ida came up with the idea to make the lyric video for Nancy Drew about all of the tinder cliches you come across online" the band explain, -- "guys petting an exotic animal, guys mountain climbing, and illustrating them all in cool clever ways. We loved the idea and just let her run with it, and are super pleased with the final product."
Theme band are set to play a whole host of European festivals over the summer. The band have also announced a full UK tour to coincide with album release kicking off in September, running throughout October.
UK tour dates:
July 8th | 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, UKJuly 14th | Latitude Festival, Suffolk
July 23rd | Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
Aug 25th | Leeds Festival, UK / Aug 27th | Reading Festival
Sep 28th | 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
Sep 29th | Actress & Bishop, Birmingham
Sep 30th | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Oct 1st | Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Oct 3rd | The Basement, York
Oct 4th | The New Adelphi, Hull
Oct 5th | The Venue, Derby
Oct 6th | The Picture House Social, Sheffield
Oct 7th | Think Tank, Newcastle
Oct 9th | Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Oct 10th | The Broadcast, Glasgow
Oct 12th | The Magnet, Liverpool
Oct 13th | KU, Stockton
Oct 16th | The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Oct 17th | The Cookie, Leicester
Oct 18th | The Joiners, Southampton
Oct 19th | Plymouth, The Underground
Oct 20th | The Louisiana, Bristol
Oct 21st | The Purple Turtle, Reading
Oct 24th | The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Oct 25th | Camden Assembly, London
Oct 26th | The Cellar, Oxford