Sløtface’s “Magazine” Is The Punk Rock Breakup Song…With Body-Shame

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“Thoughts that aren’t mine keep running through my head” chants Sløtface’s vocalist Haley Shea in their new single “Magazine.” Powered by sharp riffs and neck-breaking intensity of shattering percussions, “Magazine” is a reinvigorating punk piece that detoxes anger and brainwashed ideas of body image standards. Play below:

“I really wanted to write a killer breakup song, but I’ve never really had any experience with heartbreaking, devastating, aggressive breakups, so I thought I would write a breakup song about breaking up with bad body image and unrealistic representations of human bodies in media. It’s fuelled by the back and forth of knowing that society creates unrealistic expectations regarding what people “should” look like, and still feeling uncomfortable in your own skin because you don’t live up to those images.” shared Haley.

Hailing from Norway, Sløtface is comprised of Haley, Tor-Arne Vikingstad (guitar), Lasse Lokøy (bass), and Halvard Skei Wiencke (drums). “Magazine” is from the quartet’s upcoming debut record Try Not To Freak Out, which will be out on September 19th via Propeller Recordings. As of now, the four-piece are on tour so catch them live:

5/1 – KOKO (London, UK)

5/4-7 – Spot Festival (Aarhus, Denmark)

5/11 – O2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow, UK)

5/12 – Manchester Academy (Manchester, UK)

5/13 – O2 Institute Birmingham (Digbeth, UK)

5/15 – O2 Academy Newcastle (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)

5/16 – O2 Academy Bristol (Bristol, UK)

5/18 – O2 Forum Kentish Town (London, UK)

5/18 – The Great Escape (Brighton, UK)

5/20 – Park Sounds (Huskvarna, Sweden)

6/2 – Art Rock Festival (Saint Brieuc, France)

6/16 – Best Kept Secret Festival (Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands)

7/8 – 2000threes 2017 (Cheltenham, UK)

7/15 – Festival Saint Rock (La Clayette, France)

7/23 – Truck Festival (Steventon, UK)

8/3-6 – RaumaRock (Andalsnes, Norway)

8/25-27 – Reading Festival (Reading, UK)

8/25-27 – Leeds Festival (Leeds, UK)

9/17 – Musik & Frieden (Berlin, Germany)

9/19 – MTC (Cologne, Germany)

9/20-23 – Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, Germany)

9/24 – Schlachthof (Wiesbaden, Germany)

9/26 – Strom (Munich, Germany)

9/28 – 60 Million Postcards (Bournemouth, UK)

9/29 – The Actress & Bishop (Birmingham, UK)

9/30 – Games Room, Brudenell Social Club (Leeds, UK)

10/1 – Soup Kitchen (Manchester, UK)

10/3 – The Basement (York, UK)

10/4 – The Adelphi / New Adelphi (Hull, UK)

10/5 – The Venue Derby (Derby, UK)

10/6 – Picture House Social (Sheffield, UK)

10/7 – Think Tank? (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)

10/9 – Sneaky Pete’s (Edinburgh, UK)

10/10 – Broadcast (Glasgow, UK)

10/12 – The Magnet (Liverpool, UK)

10/13 – Ku Bar (Stockton-on-tees, UK)

10/16 – The Bodega Social Club (Nottingham, UK)

19/17 – The Cookie (Leicester, UK)

10/18 – The Joiners (Southampton, UK)

10/19 – Underground, Plymouth (Plymouth, UK)

10/20 – The Louisiana (Bristol, UK)

10/21 – Purple Turtle (Reading, UK)

10/24 – The Hope & Ruin (Brighton, UK)

10/25 – The Camden Assembly (Camden, UK)

10/26 – The Cellar (Oxford, UK)

10/27 – Le Boule Noir (Paris, France)


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