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New video and tour dates

SLØTFACE are set to dot their way across the Atlantic, with the band announcing their first ever US Tour this December in addition to a string of UK/EU live dates. The news is afforded one hell of a party – and a shit-ton of confetti – with the reveal of new video ‘Take Me Dancing’, featuring the lip-sync stylings of SLØTFACE drummer Halvard Skeie Wiencke.

The band’s DIY ethos extends to ‘Take Me Dancing’ – another self-directed effort, with guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad at the helm. “We only had one week off before going into the studio, and Haley was working at an all-girl rock camp, while Lasse was at Roskilde Festival. It was just Halvard and I at home,” Vikingstad says. “We booked a photo studio and completely wrecked it (sorry Joachim, thanks for the help). We wanted to make a music video that was purely fun, and figured we could use Halvard to show that the lyric could be both a male and female voice.”

The track was written in response – albeit decades later – to Big Star’s seminal track of 1972, ‘Thirteen’. “I was trying to write the girl’s answer to “won’t you let me walk you home from school?” because I love that song, but think it portrays a very chaste and old school version of femininity,” explains vocalist Haley Shea. “All we are trying to say is that it’s OK to let loose and have fun from time to time.”

‘Take Me Dancing’ follows the band’s acclaimed debut EP ‘Sponge State’, with its title track clocking more than 1000 plays across international radio, including weekly spins fromAnnie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on BBC Radio 1 and a playlist add at triple j in Australia. It’s also behind a swarm of press, with props from the likes of Billboard, NME, Noisey, DIY, Consequence of Sound, Gigwise and The Line of Best Fit.


Thu, Sep 15 | Vill Vill Vest, Bergen (NO)
Fri, Sep 16 | Klubben, Trondheim (NO)
Sat, Sep 17 | Driv, Tomso (NO)
Wed, Sep 28 | The Lexington, London
Sat, Oct 08 | ROSIS, Berlin (DE)
Thu, Oct 27 | The Islington, London
Fri, Oct 28 | The Finsbury, London
Sat, Oct 29 | The Lock Tavern, London
Tue, Nov 01 | The Victoria, London
Thu, Nov 03 | Broadcast, Glasgow
Fri, Nov 04 | Fallow Café, Manchester

Thu, Dec 01 | Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY
Fri, Dec 02 | DC9 Nightclub, Washington DC
Sat, Dec 03 | Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA
Mon, Dec 05 | Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL
Wed, Dec 07 | Barboza, Seattle WA
Thu, Dec 08 | Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Fri, Dec 09 | Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Sat, Dec 10 | Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA

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