Following the recent announcement of their much anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out, Norway's Sløtface are sharing new track ‘Nancy Drew’ one of the band's most hard-hitting releases to date. The new single continues in Sløtface’s fiery feminist 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. Haley’s forceful, firework-spitting punk slices through you with an immediacy and confidence of someone several records in. Whether it’s a love song from an unexpected perspective or a critique on power and ego, the foursome’s message and undeniably catchy riffs have inspired critics and fans across the globe.
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."
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
08 Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
13-16 Suffolk, Latitude Festival
23 Oxfordshire, Truck Festival
25 Leeds Festival
27 Reading Festival
28 Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards (Headline tour)
29 Birmingham, Actress & Bishop (Headline tour)
30 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Games Room) (Headline tour)
01 Manchester, Soup Kitchen (Headline tour)
03 York, The Basement (Headline tour)
04 Hull, The New Adelphi (Headline tour)
05 Derby, The Venue (Headline tour)
06 Sheffield, The Picture House Social (Headline tour)
07 Newcastle, Think Tank? (Headline tour)
09 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s (Headline tour)
10 Glasgow, The Broadcast (Headline tour)
12 Liverpool, The Magnet (Headline tour)
13 Stockton, KU (Headline tour)
16 Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club (Headline tour)
17 Leicester, The Cookie (Headline tour)
18 Southampton, The Joiners (Headline tour)
19 Plymouth, The Underground (Headline tour)
20 Bristol, The Louisiana (Headline tour)
21 Reading, The Purple Turtle (Headline tour)
24 Brighton, The Hope& Ruin (Headline tour)
25 London, Camden Assembly (Headline tour)
26 Oxford, The Cellar (Headline tour)