Premiered by NYLON, SLØTFACE lift the lid on new single ‘Bright Lights’ – a melancholy mood-brood signaling the release of forthcoming EP ‘Empire Records’ on November 18 via Propeller Recordings. It showcases a more mature sound for the Norwegian four-piece – with a bass line that harks back to ultimate 90’s alternative bands, a la The Pixies – while retaining their signature pop-punk sheen.
“Bright Lights is about escaping from things that are going on in your own head and in society in general by distracting yourself, especially from the minor and major personal issues we all have,” explains vocalist Haley Shea. “It’s about a desire for escape, and a break from dealing with things that might seem too hard.”
“We recorded it at Ocean Sounds in Norway – the most beautiful studio in the world – with our awesome producer, Dan Austin, late last year. The environment and stormy weather when we were recording really helped set the mood for what is a quite melancholy, emo track,” she says.
Also hosting jive cut ‘Take Me Dancing’ – which was recently afforded a fittingly physical VIDEO – new EP ‘Empire Records’ follows the band’s acclaimed four-track debut, with its title track ‘Sponge State’ clocking more than 1000 plays across international radio, including weekly spins from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1 and a playlist add at triple j. Away from radio, the band is celebrated by the likes of Billboard, NME, Noisey, DIY, Rocksound, Kerrang! and Consequence of Sound, aside many others.
‘Empire Records’ will be broken in both sides of the Atlantic, with SLØTFACE embarking a string of UK/EU live dates next month, ahead of their first ever US Tour in December. Those in London can preview the new tracks at John Kennedy’s X-POSURE LIVE at The Lexington next Wednesday, September 28.