Having spent the last couple of years relentlessly touring their impressive debut album Try Not To Freak Out, Norway’s premiere punks Sløtface today return with their first piece of new music since its release, via the blistering ‘Telepathetic’. Alongside Odd Martin Skålne (Sigrid, Aurora), the new single marks the first time the band have worked as co-producers, creating their boldest and most immediate moment to date.

Of the track’s beginnings, bassist Lasse Lokøy says “it was written in approximately 2 hours, at 11 in the evening, after a full day of recording. Most of us don’t remember any of it because we were so tired”.

Vocalist Haley Shea continues, “the lyrics were something I’d been trying to fit somewhere on the record throughout the process. The song is about the feeling, usually when you’re growing up, or working a job you don’t like, or other halfway points where it just feels like everything good is happening in other places from where you are. It’s about how ineffectual it is to wait around and hope for things to happen, about how you have to make things happen, but also about the silly fear that if you dream about something it might not happen.

To celebrate the release of ‘Telepathetic’, Sløtface (completed by guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad and drummer Nils Jørgen Nilsen) will be headlining London sweatbox Electrowerkz on 25th June – their first UK headline since 2017. Tickets are now on sale here.

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.