Norway’s feminist fury Sløtface are back with single “Nancy Drew”, ahead of the release of their debut album Try Not To Freak Out. The accompanying visuals are somewhere between lyric video and film clip, the animation by Norwegian illustrator jellyvamps exploring “all of the tinder cliches you come across online… and illustrating them all in cool clever ways.”
The single is a homage to sleuth Nancy Drew, reimagining her as “a bad-ass super hero who crushes the music industry’s boys’ club and the patriarchy with one punch.” I love what this group is about.
Jaunty guitars sneak in and out, ransacking in harmony with vocalist Haley Shea‘s seething; “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”.
This is potentially the group’s most hard-hitting single to date, the track building in suspense until it reaches its unstoppable fury. Check it out below. Feel empowered.
Sløtface release Try Not To Freak Out on September 15th – but don’t be too upset. You can pre order the album through their website here https://www.slotface.no/.
They’re touring internationally this year, stopping by Australia in August and September – you don’t need to be a teenage super sleuth to know that you’d be a fool to miss it.
Sløtface Tour Dates
September 6th | Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY
September 8th | Howler, MELBOURNE
Photo by Martin Høye.