Set to release their debut album this Autumn, Norwegian band SLØTFACE have now shared a new scuzzily socially aware new single.

Alongside its jangly pop-punk melodies and uptempo energy, ‘Magazine’ is filled with honest and witty comments on the damaging way in which women are so often portrayed in the media. With lyrics such as “What the hell is an IT girl anyway?” and, a new personal favourite, “Patti Smith would never put up with this shit”, this track transcends the usual indie-rock bravado and misogyny that’s sadly still so prevalent, in a fun-filled and majorly catchy way. A true Scandi delight, in the vein of the likes of Honeyblood or Alvvays.

Of the track, singer Haley explains:

“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.”

Listen to ‘Magazine’ here:

Try Not To Freak Out, the debut album from SLØTFACE, is out 15 September via Propeller Recordings.

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.