Song of the Day: “Nancy Drew” by Sløtface

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Sløtface!

 


Name: Sløtface
Representing: Stavanger, Norway
Genre: Punk Rock, Pop Punk
For fans of: Kakkmaddafakka, SNBRN
Single from: Try Not To Freak Out
Produced by: N/A
Song of the Day: July 26, 2017
Label(s): Propeller Recordings


W

hen thinking of bands in Norway, it’s difficult to count out Ylvis. The Norwegian comedy duo’s viral sensation “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” earned more than 681 million views. It’s clear everyone wanted to know what the fox said. To tell you the truth, I still don’t know what he says. I’m afraid of animals and run at the sight of fish in a bowl, but I digress.

I have loved a few bands from Norway. Who can forget A-Ha’sTake On Me”? The song’s unique comic style video won a few awards at the 1986 MTV Music Video Awards; back in a time when people cared about MTV Music Awards. Now, I’m sure everyone just watches MTV for the Real World/Road Rules Challenge or Catfish. To me, A-ha put out a groundbreaking video. They combined moving artwork with real-life; making an amazing video I can put on for my kids right now. They’ll enjoy it.

Sløtface

Personally, I have always been a fan of Metal, every form so this mentioning of bands from Norway would be nothing without Ulver, translation “wolves.” The band that started out as a Black Metal band in the 90s has adopted different genres in their music with every release since. When “It’s Not a Sound” released, they came out with the video. In the video, cartoonish men row a boat through the crowds of people singing beautifully. Then, shooting (what I hope) are guns into the crowd from the top of the cliff. I love it.

Sløtface, with their new release “Nancy Drew,” takes on this same idea of the cartoon with the new video, accompanying visuals, created by Norwegian illustrator and animator, Jellyvamps. The guitars are amazing; I love the vocals being sung by Haley Shea. Punk music is my shit, so I blasted it at deafening levels. It made me want more, so I’m excited that the release of their new project is fastly approaching. September 15 is the date.

Until then, watch the video. I think I may watch it next time when I’m on acid. That’s my plan. I love acid.



August


05 Andalsnes, Raumarock
12 Germany, Haldern Pop
16 Sommerfeber, Hammerfest
25 Leeds Festival
27 Reading Festival


September


06 Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
07 Melbourne, Howler
17 Berlin, Musik & Frieden
19 Cologne, MTC
21-23 Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
24 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
26 Munich, Strom
28 Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards (Headline tour)
29 Birmingham, Actress & Bishop (Headline tour)
30 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (Games Room) (Headline tour)


October


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)
27 Paris, La Boule Noire


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