Following recent comeback singles ‘Telepathetic’ and ‘Stuff’, Norway’s Sløtface today share ‘Sink or Swim’, a meditative track and video that looks into the effects of climate change in intimate, personal detail. Written backstage while on tour in the UK during an unnaturally warm period, the new song is, as frontperson Haley Shea explains “about the desperation that comes when I think about climate change. It’s supposed to be an honest description of how I’m definitely not doing enough to stop it, and how it feels so massive and difficult, but at the same time it in part comes down to lots of small and every-day choices.”
Coupled with visuals highlights the work of Rich Horner and Caroline Power, who have been documenting the littering of oceans for years, specifically the 1.6 million square metre Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Bassist Lasse Lokoy says of the video “The climate crisis is a huge and bundled issue. Instead of showing icebergs melting and things that feel so far away, we felt that it made sense to make this about something we all live every day: Trash. BUT! This video is not a stab towards people not sorting out their garbage in their homes. Most of it comes from companies and governments.”
Having spent the last couple of years relentlessly touring their impressive debut album Try Not To Freak Out, the band have been sharing new material over the last couple of months, potentially teasing an upcoming body of work. Alongside Odd Martin Skålnes (Sigrid, Aurora), the new songs mark the first time the band have worked as co-producers, creating some of their boldest and most immediate moments to date.
More details about further upcoming music from the band will be available soon.
In support of this year’s singles, the band will head out on a UK and European run with PUP this November, with tickets for the below available now.
Upcoming tour dates:
Nov 21st | Electric Ballroom, London, UK – SOLD OUT
Nov 22nd | SWX, Bristol, UK
Nov 23rd | Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
Nov 25th | Stylus, Leeds, UK
Nov 26th | The Garage, Glasgow, UK
Nov 28th | The Riverside, Newcastle, UK
Nov 29th | Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Nov 30th | The Loft, Southampton, UK